Bodies of 2 youths fished out of wells
BODIES OF two youths - one who was murdered and another who fell to death - were recovered from wells in the City today. According to ASP Dharmendra Chaudhary, the murdered youth Nitin Chhabadia, son of hardware businessman Mukesh Chhabadia of Sindhu Nagar, had gone missing eight days ago, on February 3.Updated: Feb 13, 2006 14:11 IST
BODIES OF two youths - one who was murdered and another who fell to death - were recovered from wells in the City today. According to ASP Dharmendra Chaudhary, the murdered youth Nitin Chhabadia, son of hardware businessman Mukesh Chhabadia of Sindhu Nagar, had gone missing eight days ago, on February 3.
His parents said that he had received a call at around 10 pm after which he went out on his bike and never returned. A missing person report was filed with the Juni Indore police on February 4.
The police recovered the youth’s motorcycle in the Sadar Bazaar area on February 7. Later, after the family received ransom calls, a case of kidnapping was registered on February 9. Superintendent Police Adarsh Katiyar had also announced a reward of Rs 10,000 after residents of Sindhu Nagar locality registered strong protest against the kidnapping.
The police had started keeping a watch on his friends and during questioning developed suspicion against Siddarth, who earlier used to work at the deceased’s fathers hardware shop. The police later narrowed down suspicion on another of their mutual friends, Laxman, and a friend of Siddharth, Sukhdev, who had gone missing from the day the deceased had gone missing.
The police today called in Sukhdev through his maternal uncle at whose shop he used to work and in the interrogation he cracked down, taking the name of the other two as co-accused.
The three had called the youth on the pretext of arranging a meeting with a girl and hit him on the head with a rod, however, instead of falling unconscious the hurt boy started screaming and the three then strangulated him to death.
They had earlier planned to keep him at the residence of Sukhdev in Rajshri Nagar and demand Rs three lakh from his father to be distributed equally amongst them. However, after the murder the three dumped the body in a well in Nagin Nagar and Sukhdev shifted his residence.
The Chandan Nagar police arrested the three accused - all between 20 to 25 years of age - and handed them to the Juni Indore police where the case had been registered. The decomposed body was recovered from the well on information gleaned from them and sent for post mortem.
In another incident, 20-year-old Dharmendra Parajapati, a resident of Sheelnath Camp, fell into a huge unused well at Kalyan Mills in the Ravi Shukla Nagar area. According to eyewitness accounts of some children who were playing there, the youth came on a bicycle, which he parked near the well and was staring down the deep well when he fell into it.
The old well does not have proper walls and it is surmised that he slipped and fell inside. The body was recovered after a long struggle of over two and a half hours. Pardeshipura police station in-charge R S Rathore sent the body for post mortem and said that at first instance the case looked like accidental death and there were negligible chances of the youth having committed suicide, as he was the only son of his parents.
First Published: Feb 13, 2006 14:11 IST