Robbery probe helps crack 2 murder cases

Police found out about the murders when they questioned Suresh who allegedly murdered his niece to seize her property.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 13, 2014 12:49 am

Police arrested two persons who were going to rob a cash van and ended up solving two murder cases reported from Southeast Delhi. Police said one of the arrested, Suresh Kumar Verma, had allegedly murdered his niece and nephew last year.

On December 10, police received information that two men were going to rob a cash van near Sector-1, Dwarka. A team intercepted the duo — Suresh Kumar Verma and his nephew Pradeep. Police recovered a pistol, two cartridges and a stolen motorcycle.

Police said during questioning they found that Pradeep was involved in a 2012 robbery case registered in Delhi Cantonment. He was out on bail in June.

Police said Pradeep was planning a similar heist in Dwarka and Delhi Cantonment. For that he arranged for a pistol and stole a motorcycle. But, he was apprehended before he could execute his plan.

Police found out about the murders when they questioned Suresh. He allegedly murdered his niece Gunjan (23) and her brother Rohit (21) to seize their property.

“In October 2013, Gunjan had some marital issues and Suresh went to her in-laws’ house to settle it. Sensing an opportunity to seize her property, he planned to kill them. He killed Gunjan dumped her body in a sewer hole in Kodi Colony. A month later, Suresh took Rohit to the same place and killed him,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

Police said Pradeep found out about the murders and blackmailed Suresh, who  agreed to share the proceeds from the sale of the property.

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