A 50-year-old labourer was arrested by Gurgaon police for the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Gurgaon. Police said the labourer, Bhaidasa, was arrested while trying to escape to Nepal from Bihar.
According to police, the victim Ranjan (13) and his cousin Shambhu (17) were fish vendors in the Sikanderpur market on MG Road and had a stall of their own.
“Two weeks before he was murdered, Ranjan’s stall was stolen. Ranjan suspected Bhaidasa, who also doubled up as a security guard at the fish market. The two boys had an argument with Bhaidasa over the issue,” a senior officer investigating the case said.
“On the night of January 14, while Ranjan was sleeping, Bhaidasa gagged him and dragged Ranjan to an isolated spot near the market. He stabbed Ranjan to death with a butcher’s knife and beheaded him,” Surinder Singh, SHO of DLF City Phase-I police station, said.
Police said the accused, in order to prevent police form identifying the body, chopped up the body. “He threw the body parts in an open drain near Sikanderpur Metro station. On the morning of January 15, when Shambhu could not locate his cousin, he approached police with a missing person’s complaint. We had by then recovered the body parts and started an investigation,” an officer said.
Police said a day after the murder, Bhaidasa went to work at the fish market. On hearing that Ranjan’s body has been identified by police, he fled to Bihar on January 17. A police team traced him through his call detail records and also searched his house in Siwan, Bihar.
“Police received a tip-off that the accused was fleeing to Nepal. We nabbed him on January 22 and brought him to Gurgaon on January 24. He has been produced before a judicial magistrate and sent to 14-day judicial custody,” the officer said.