Catering employee held for stockbroker murder

The murder of stockbroker Vijay Vora on April 2 has been cracked with the arrest of a man employed with a caterer who arranged food for Vora’s guests at a function at his Borivali house to install a gold-plated alloy idol,police said Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 11, 2013 2:07 am

The murder of stockbroker Vijay Vora on April 2 has been cracked with the arrest of a man employed with a caterer who arranged food for Vora’s guests at a function at his Borivali house to install a gold-plated alloy idol,police said Wednesday.

Three employees of the caterer,who saw the idol,thought it was made of gold and robbed it on April 2,and Vora,50,was killed when he offered resistance,police said.

On Wednesday,crime branch officers of unit 11 arrested Vikas Jayprakash Verma (21).

On April 2 after police registered a robbery-murder case. The next day Vora’s wife Pallavi (47) told them Vora’s mobile phone had also been stolen. “We traced the mobile phone location and found that two SIM cards had been inserted on different days since the murder. One showed location Jogeshwari and the other Bhayander,” said an officer.

Police detained a man from Jogeshwari who owned one of the SIM cards. The man informed police he had used his friend’s mobile phone to make a call. With his help police arrested Verma.

“Verma said they had not intended to kill Vora but when he resisted they gagged him and banged his head against the wall,” said the officer. Verma told police he kept watch outside the building while his accomplices went inside and executed the plan. Verma said he got the mobile phone while the idol was with the two absconding accused.

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