Four people held in Bijnore muder case
Four people including the prime accused in the murder of a banker, Harsh Vardhan (25), were arrested in Bijnore district, 300 km West of Lucknow, on Tuesday.india Updated: Mar 17, 2010 17:04 IST
Four people including the prime accused in the murder of a banker, Harsh Vardhan (25), were arrested in Bijnore district, 300 km West of Lucknow, on Tuesday.
Harsh, who worked as assistant manager with HDFC bank in Bijnore, was a grandson of former MLA Shiv Kumar Tyagi. The banker was killed during a clash with an eating joint staff on Barraage road in Bijnore on Saturday night. The clash occurred following an argument over the price of a water bottle.
Those arrested are Narendra, Namit alias Raju, Pintu and Mintu. Of them Narendra, who works as waiter at the eating joint owned by Sardar Nazar Singh, is the prime accused. He allegedly attacked Harsh with a sharp-edged weapon, causing him critical injuries. Pintu and Mintu are sons of the Dhaba owner, while Namit is manager of the Dhaba.
Bijnore Superintendent of Police (SP) Ram Kumar told HT on Wednesday that the manager and Mintu were arrested immediately after the incident. However, the prime accused and Pintu were missing since then. The two other were arrested on Tuesday from their kin’s place in Jhalu locality of Bijnore.
Kumar says the incident took place on March 13, 2010 when the deceased along with his other office colleagues Akshay Saxena, Vikas Kumar and Ankur was returning to Bijnore from Meerut where they had gone for office work.
He says the victim stopped his car at the dhaba to purchase a water bottle. The salesman charged Rs 2 extra that led to the argument between the dhaba staff and Harsh Vardhan.
In the incident, the dhaba staff surrounded Harsh Vardhan while his three other colleagues managed to flee from the spot.
The SP says Harsh Vardhan was beaten up brutally and he suffered critical injuries of a sharp-edged weapon. The local police reached the spot and took Harsh Vardhan to a hospital but he died on the way.
He says the dhaba owner too had suffered severe injuries in the incident and his condition is critical in the Meerut Medical College. A case of murder was registered and further investigation are on in this connection, he added.
First Published: Mar 17, 2010 17:00 IST