The police of division No. 6 claimed to have solved the murder mystery of labourer Satish Giri, who was found murdered in a pit near Sherpur on March 31, with the arrest of two persons.
The accused have been identified as Vashisht Giri of Sherpur area and Satish Gautam of Focal Point, Phase 5. Another accused Ramanand, alias Nandu, is already in jail. He along with his several accomplices was arrested by the Railway police on April 1 for allegedly committing robbery.
The division No. 6 police will take him on production warrant for questioning. A brawl over a petty issue that had taken place one-and-a-half-years ago led to Giri's murder.
The accused had allegedly strangled Giri to death with bandannas. His body was found in a pit near Sherpur. Later, Giri's brother-in-law Munna Giri identified the body. Giri hailed from Baksar, Bihar.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, deputy commissioner of police Ashish Choudhry said Jagdish Giri, father of the deceased, alleged that Vashisht Giri, brother of Munna Giri, had murdered his son.
"The police nabbed Vashisht for questioning, who confessed to have committed the crime. He told the police that around one-and-a-half-years ago, he had entered into a scuffle with Satish.
Satish, along with his accomplices, had allegedly beaten him up. In order to take revenge, he along with his accomplices Satish Gautam and Nandu conceived a plot and got Satish Giri drunk on March 30.
"When Satish lost his conscious, they strangled him to death, dumped the body in the pit and fled the spot," the DCP added.
Vashisht ditched accomplices too
Vashisht Giri allegedly ditched his accomplices too. According to inspector Davinder Choudhary, SHO of division No. 6, Vashisht Giri had told his accomplices - Satish Gautam and Ramanand - that Satish Giri possessed a lot of money and they would distribute the amount among them after his murder. However, they found nothing from the pockets of the deceased.