MP pharma factory murder: Police make 3 more arrests
The murder took place on Tuesday night when six people entered the factory premises, allegedly to steal scrap. The accused, also six in number, were security guards at the factoryUpdated: Oct 01, 2020, 16:29 IST
Police on Thursday made three more arrests, including that of a minor, for beating two men to death inside a defunct pharmaceutical factory in the Pithampur industrial area of Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district. This brings the total arrests made in the case this far to five.
The murder took place on Tuesday night when six people entered the factory premises, allegedly to steal scrap. The accused, also six in number, were security guards at the factory, said Taresh Soni, town inspector, Pithampur police station.
The accused thwarted the break-in and managed to nab two of the alleged thieves. They then went on to beat the teenager (17), a resident of Khera village, and Roshan Bhargava (25), a resident of Pithampur. While Bhargava died on the spot, the boy succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital, Soni said.
Two of the accused were arrested on Wednesday, said the police.
The arrested accused have been identified as Rishi Yadav (22), a resident of Siwan district in Bihar; Harishankar Patel (27) from Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh (UP); Abhishek Thakur (28) and Harvijay Singh (32) from Faizabad district in UP, a juvenile (17) from Pithampur area; and Kapil Yadav, from UP’s Faizabad. Yadav is still on the run.
Police said the arrested men have confessed to their crime. They have been booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced before a court on Thursday and were remanded to judicial custody, Soni added.