Rajnish Kumar Singh, the main accused in the murder of Indore girl Shristi Jain in Patna, was arrested from Kankarbagh area on Tuesday.
Confirming the arrest, ASP (Patna sadar) PK Mandal said Singh was interrogated by SSP Manu Maharaaj about the incident and the firearm used in the crime.
During interrogation, he told the police that the licenced firearm was missing and the bullet (motorcycle) as well as the mobile phone used during the crime was thrown into Ganga river from Gandhi Setu bridge.
Twenty three-year-old Shristi, a resident of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, was shot dead on January 25 by Rajnish of Raghopur in Vaishali, a stone’s throw away from Jakkanpur police station.
Central range DIG Shalin told Hindustan Times that Rajnish was arrested and he will be produced in court after interrogation. He said the police would also approach the court for his police remand.
Preliminary investigations suggested that the girl had come to Patna on January 23 to meet Rajnish. She had published a matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper and Rajnish had responded to it.
“Interrogation is on in the case and the exact cause of killing will be known only after some time,” Shalin said.
Police sources said Rajnish is physically weak because of kidney transplantation. So, they cannot use force to find out the exact reason for the murder. The police are trying to recover the firearm used in the crime.