UP Police constable, RPF jawan allegedly abduct, kill insurance agent for ransom money
The RPF constable, identified as Ajay Kumar, was arrested on Saturday. His interrogation led to the recovery of Kumar’s body from a canal on Sunday. Ajay’s partner-in-crime Sarvesh, a constable in UP policedelhi Updated: Jul 23, 2018 10:33 IST
Two constables, one each from the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police and the railway protection force (RPF), allegedly abducted and killed a 28-year-old insurance agent at a railways staff quarter in north Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla. The two then stuffed the body in a metal trunk and threw it in a river in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah on Friday, police said.
The duo had kidnapped Prem Kumar for ransom but the plan went haywire Kumar died of strangulation while the two were allegedly trying to overpower him by putting a rope around his neck, police said.
The RPF constable, identified as Ajay Kumar, was arrested on Saturday. His interrogation led to the recovery of Kumar’s body from a canal on Sunday. Ajay’s partner-in-crime Sarvesh, a constable in UP police, is absconding, said DCP (North) Nupur Prasad.
“The crime took place at the quarters allotted to the RPF constable. The duo had arranged a car to take the box containing Kumar’s body to Etawah. Efforts are on to nab Sarvesh,” said DCP Prasad.
Prem lived with his family at West Moti Bagh in Sarai Rohilla. Both Prem and his father, Ramesh Chand, work as insurance agents for a government-owned insurance and investment company. Prem had sold insurance policies to Ajay and his family members. Both families knew each other for the past some years, said police.
On Thursday morning, a police officer associated with the case said, Ajay called Prem on his mobile number and told him that his friend Sarvesh wanted to purchase a life insurance policy. He asked Prem to come to his home.
But when Prem did not return home till late in the night and his mobile phone was also switched off, his family members approached the Sarai Rohilla police around 2 am on Friday and lodged a complaint.
“We registered a kidnapping case and initiated the probe. Prem’s family members told us about the phone call he had received from Ajay. His Enfield motorcycle was found parked nearly 50 metres away from Ajay’s home,” said DCP Prasad.
Police said Ajay was taken into custody and interrogated. He confessed to the crime, and revealed that Prem died accidentally when he, along with constable Sarvesh, was trying to overpower him.
First Published: Jul 23, 2018 10:12 IST