Investigation into the shooting at Badarpur has revealed that two of the suspects, Deepak and Vishal, rented their accommodation by submitting forged documents to the landlord.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said they have booked the landlord, R K Tripathi, for not verifying the background of the men. “Instead of conducting tenant verification, he took all the documents and kept it with himself,” he said.
Sources said after the shooting, police approached Tripathi and asked him to provide the documents. “Tripathi provided the photocopy of their driving licences which bore Gurgaon addresses. But on making inquires, police found the addresses were fake and the documents forged. Both documents were issued on the same date,” said the sources.
After scanning their call details records, police found that their mobile phones had been switched off since February 21.
Rahul, who lives next door to the accused, said, “The men claimed they were preparing for studies. But it did not seem that way. They used to smoke and drink in the locality…”