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Another held in connection with Nainital murder case

Uttarakhand police has arrested a man from Uttar Pradesh in connection with murder of a 27-year-old man, whose body was found in Nainital district on May 12, an official said on Sunday

dehradun Updated: Jun 03, 2018 21:39 IST
Neeraj Santoshi
Neeraj Santoshi
Hindustan Times, Nainital
A man’s body was found in Nainital on May 12.
A man’s body was found in Nainital on May 12.(HT File)

Uttarakhand police has arrested a man from Uttar Pradesh in connection with murder of a 27-year-old man, whose body was found in Nainital district on May 12, an official said on Sunday.

Vipin Chandra Pant, Maliltal police station in-charge, said after the murdered man was identified as Manoj Singh from Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, police found that there was a land dispute between Manoj and his younger brother Ravi Singh.

On May 26, Uttarakhand police arrested Ravi from Uttar Pradesh. During questioning, Pant said, the deceased’s brother revealed that he had sought help from his friend.

“Sanjeev Kumar, 41, had made Manoj drunk before he was murdered. We have arrested him and we are questioning him to ascertain the extent of his role in the murder. We are also looking into his call details to see his location during the time of murder,” he said.

Pant said Kumar had come to Nainital and he was arrested on an input from an informer.

Police said during interrogation, Ravi admitted that he murdered his elder brother. A case was lodged against Ravi under under Indian Penal Code sections for murder and causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender.

On May 12, local residents informed police that there was a body lying 10 to 15 metres off the road nearly 2 km from Bajun towards Kaladungi. The spot is nearly 15 km from Nainital.

Police reached the spot and found the body with its hands and feet tied and a cloth strip around its neck. After much difficulty, police was able to identify the body.