Delhi: Constable among 3 held in murder case

Sources said the financier, Somvir (48), based in outer Delhi’s K N Katju Marg, reportedly had a relationship with the sister of one of the accused and he did not approve of it.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published:September 8, 2016 4:44 am

Three persons including a Delhi Police constable have been arrested for allegedly killing a financier, whose body floated in to the Haiderpur water treatment plant through the Munak Canal on August 19, said police Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) Vikramjit Singh said the arrested persons were identified as Praveen, a constable posted with north-west district, his brother-in-law Neeraj, and their accomplice Sunil.

Sources said the financier, Somvir (48), based in outer Delhi’s K N Katju Marg, reportedly had a relationship with the sister of one of the accused and he did not approve of it.

Somvir had allegedly also roughed up Praveen’s father, a sub-inspector in Haryana, around three months ago, added the sources.

Somvir’s relationship with the sister of one of the accused had been brought before their gram panchayat, which reportedly ‘sorted it out’, said sources. However, her brother wasn’t happy and contacted his relative, Praveen, to teach Somvir a lesson, added the sources.

DCP Singh said, “After the body was discovered and identity established, police found out that his wife had registered a missing person complaint at Bawana police station on August 17.”

The post-mortem revealed Somvir had been shot, said police. “After scanning the call detail records of the victim, investigators got to know he was called by the accused on August 17 last and then his phone was switched off,” Singh added.

Police also found that before Somvir’s murder, Praveen got a service revolver and five cartridges issued from Mukherjee Nagar police station. However, he submitted the revolver and the cartridges later.