Suspect in toll plaza murder caught on CCTV
Three days after the cold-blooded murder of a booth operator at a Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza, the police have finally zeroed in on a suspect who went to the crime scene 47 minutes after the shooting. Sunil Thaplial reports.Updated: Sep 26, 2011 00:51 IST
Three days after the cold-blooded murder of a booth operator at a Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza, the police have finally zeroed in on a suspect who went to the crime scene 47 minutes after the shooting.
The expressway management firm, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited, has handed over to the police a CCTV footage showing the suspect talking to booth operators.
The suspect went to the toll plaza at Kherki Dhaula on a motorbike and enquired about the victim’s health.
Suspicious traffic marshals tried to catch the man but he escaped after a long chase. Toll collectors did not inform their seniors in time, giving the suspect enough time to disappear.
Booth operator Umeshkant Pandey, 22, was killed after an argument with two men in a Mahindra Bolero, who refused to pay the toll.
This footage could prove to be a vital clue, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.
The footage shows a man with a hard look enquiring about the victim’s health from operators of booth numbers 15 and 16. He wanted to know whether Pandey was alive or dead.
On the night of the murder, the Gurgaon-Expressway toll plaza management failed to have the registration number of the killers’ vehicle captured on CCTV.
First Published: Sep 26, 2011 00:35 IST