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Delhi: Lawyer among 3 held for murder

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Published : Feb 2, 2019, 6:16 am IST
Updated : Feb 2, 2019, 6:16 am IST

Kiran was in the middle of a matrimonial dispute at that time and had filed a case of domestic violence against her husband.

The accused were identified as Virender Kumar, a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad; Prithi Singh alias Prithvi, a resident of Burari and Kamlesh, a resident of Azad Pur. (Representational image)
 The accused were identified as Virender Kumar, a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad; Prithi Singh alias Prithvi, a resident of Burari and Kamlesh, a resident of Azad Pur. (Representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi police has arrested three persons, including an advocate, in connection with the murder case of a woman whose body was found in Usmanpur in 2011.

The accused were arrested for allegedly killing the woman, who was not vacating the house in Northwest Delhi’s Model Town area where she used to live as tenant, police said on Friday.

 

The accused were identified as Virender Kumar, a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad; Prithi Singh alias Prithvi, a resident of Burari and Kamlesh, a resident of Azad Pur.

On December 18, 2011, an unidentified body of a woman was found dumped at New Usmanpur area. Dur-ing investigation, the deceased was identified as Kiran Aggar-wal, DCP (Crime) G. Ram Gopal Naik said.  

On Thursday, police received information about the accused persons. Subsequently, Singh and Kamlesh were arrested. On Friday, Kumar was also apprehended, the DCP said.  

During interrogation it was disclosed that Kiran, who was living in a house in Model Town-II for the last 5 years, had a dispute with her landlord over vacating the flat. Her landlord filed a case against her.  

 

Kiran was in the middle of a matrimonial dispute at that time and had filed a case of domestic violence against her husband. She had hired Virender Kumar for her cases.

However, Kumar, who was representing her case in the court, had taken the task of vacating the flat for the landlord in lieu of Rs 30 lakh.  He conspired with Singh, who was his client and worked as a sweeper in Delhi Jal Board, to eliminate Kiran. Later, Singh hired three more criminals, Birju, Bunty, and Kamlesh.  

On December 17, 2011, at around 10.30 pm, Kumar, Singh, Birju, Bunty, and Kamlesh forcefully entered the flat. They strangulated Kiran with a leather belt. Subsequently, they wrapped up the body in a bag and dumped it at New Usmanpur area.

 

Further investigation is in progress and efforts are being made to apprehend the remaining accused persons, the police said.

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