Ghaziabad: Two men arrested for murdering friend

The 19-year-old victim, Suraj, was killed after he developed an amorous relationship with a woman the prime accused was also involved with

noida Updated: Jan 19, 2018 22:10 IST
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Hindustan Times
Ghaziabad news,Ghaziabad crime,UP crime
Accused Rakesh Saini and Rakesh Jatav (in face masks) were arrested on Friday. (Sakib Ali/HT)

The Ghaziabad police on Friday arrested two men for their alleged involvement in the abduction and murder of a 19-year-old man whose body was found near a canal in Chhiroli village under the Badalpur police station area of Gautam Budh Nagar district on January 15.

The police on Friday arrested prime accused Rakesh Saini and Rakesh Jatav. Both the accused are from the Dasna locality of Ghaziabad. According to the police, the accused and the victim, Suraj who also lived in the same locality, were friends.

The accused, during interrogation, revealed that they planned to murder Suraj because he was in a relationship with a 22-year-old married woman, who was also in an extramarital relationship with Saini.

“Saini was having an affair with a married woman from his locality. When Suraj got to know about this, he asked Saini to introduce him to the woman. Soon, the woman became friendly with Suraj, and they developed a relationship,” superintendent of police (rural) AK Maurya said.

When Saini came to know about their relationship, he decided to get rid of Suraj and took help from their common friend Jatav, Maurya said.

According to the police, Saini and Jatav called Suraj on the evening of January 15 and drove to an isolated area of Badalpur. Saini had purchased a new car, but did not get it transferred in his name, the police said.

“There, the three men consumed alcohol. Once, Suraj became heavily inebriated, the two men attacked him with an iron meat cleaver. After the brutal attack, they waited at the scene of crime till the victim died,” Maurya said.

The police have also recovered the car in which Suraj was murdered, and the murder weapon. The latter was recovered from near a cemetery in Dasna.

Earlier, the victim’s family had told the police that Saini had beaten up Suraj two days before his murder.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 22:10 IST