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Ghaziabad: Man conducts heist with brother-in-law, shoots him after

The crime branch of the Ghaziabad police on Saturday unravelled the case with the help of a SIM card that belonged to a colleague of the victim, Sonu, who worked as a manager with a petrol pump in Crossings Republik.

noida Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:03 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
The police unravelled the blind murder case with the help of a SIM card and arrested the suspect, Umesh Kumar Sharma.
The police unravelled the blind murder case with the help of a SIM card and arrested the suspect, Umesh Kumar Sharma.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Following a theft of Rs17.2 lakh from a petrol pump on September 11, one of the thieves killed the other, his brother-in-law, according to the Ghaziabad police. The police unravelled the blind murder case with the help of a SIM card and arrested the suspect, Umesh Kumar Sharma.

The body of the victim was found with two bullets to his head in his car near an under-construction substation at Raj Nagar Extension on the morning of September 12.

The crime branch of the Ghaziabad police on Saturday unravelled the case with the help of a SIM card that belonged to a colleague of the victim, Sonu, who worked as a manager with a petrol pump in Crossings Republik.

Umesh and Sonu had planned to escape with Rs17.2 lakh from the petrol pump that was to be deposited in a bank on September 11, a Monday.

“On the day of the incident, as planned, Sonu left the petrol pump with the cash but placed it in two packets. One of the packets had Rs6.2 lakh while the remaining, Rs11 lakh, was kept below his seat in the car. This was probably because he wanted to double-cross Umesh,” said HN Singh, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.

Sonu left Crossings Republik with the money and met Umesh, who got into the rear seat of the vehicle, the police said.

“Later, Umesh pumped two bullets in Sonu’s head and left with the packet containing Rs6.2 lakh but did not have any clue about the other packet kept safely by Sonu. After firing two rounds from a countrymade weapon, Umesh fled with Rs6.2 lakh cash on his bike,” Singh said.

Later, Umesh had also met the police for post-mortem examination of the body and took part in the last rituals to avoid police investigation.

The police said that the other packet, containing Rs11 lakh, was found intact in the car.

The police said that it was a blind murder case but they got clues about it from a conversation about the incident between Sonu and Umesh, by tracking a SIM card that Sonu had given to Umesh.

“We got to the root of the conspiracy through the SIM card and arrested Umesh. He revealed the entire incident and we also recovered the packet containing Rs6.2 lakh packet which he had kept safely. The weapon was also recovered,” an officer from the crime branch said.

Umesh is married to Sonu’s sister and stays in East Defence Colony, Sahibabad.

Umesh also worked at the same petrol pump but was fired some time ago, which led to a financial crisis. Sonu had wanted to purchase a plot and wanted money for the same.