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Murder of Congolese national: How a molestation case and an abandoned bike led cops to suspects

One of the suspects, Mobin Azad Saifi (23), was immediately identified by a head constable of Delhi Police.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2016 2:25 am
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Within hours after the murder of Congolese national Masonda Ketanda Olivier Friday night, investigators got a crucial lead while going through footage from CCTV cameras installed in the area. They found images of the suspects running away from the spot.

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One of the suspects, Mobin Azad Saifi (23), was immediately identified by a head constable of Delhi Police. Saifi had been arrested last year in connection with a molestation case.

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Speaking about the case, police sources said two sisters, who lived with their parents in Kishangarh village, were allegedly molested by two men on a motorcycle. The men had dumped their motorcycle and fled after the incident, said sources.

Police had seized the motorcycle and on the basis of its registration number, arrested two people, including Saifi. Both men were sent to Tihar Jail.

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“One of the head constables, who was the part of the team which had arrested Saifi earlier, immediately identified him in the CCTV footage and informed his seniors. They tracked down his address and conducted a raid at his residence in Mehrauli later last night,” added the source.

Saifi met Mukesh, another suspect in Olivier’s murder who is currently absconding, in Tihar, said sources. Mukesh had been arrested last year in connection with a cheating case, he said.

“They met in prison and became friends. Saifi remained in jail for two-and-a-half months and they exchanged phone numbers before being released on bail. They remained in touch. The third accused, identified as Prakash, works as a driver,” said the source.

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  1. E
    May 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    Is a shame for India, rape and killing on a daily basis which kind of a country is Infia now?
    1. Prakash Khatiwala
      May 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm
      India has a huge stake in Africa and we can not afford to allow it to be jeopardized by anyone. The Govt. not only should take stern steps against the perpetrators of crime against foreigners but must educate people as to how to behave with them. I having a very fair skin very often y kids in the street call me firangi in a derogatory tone.
      1. Y
        May 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm
        Now what is the connection between a cheat and another indian involved in molestation and murdered student ? Over reaction of the Congolese people by looting shops of Indians in Congo will not help enquiry on the crime any way.
        1. s
          May 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm
          This happens in every country everyday. Why single out India? For your information potion to crime ratio is one of the lowest in India compared to other countries. Those who attacked the African national were recorded criminals and it could have been anyone else.