Man held for killing 21-year-old says his accomplices followed her for five days

Joint Commissioner of Police (eastern range) Ravindra Singh Yadav said the main accused has been identified as 23-year-old Adil Banne Khan. He was helped by 19-year-old Juned Salim Ansari and a juvenile, police said.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published:July 9, 2017 4:10 am
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Two men have been arrested and a juvenile apprehended in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old aspiring airhostess in Shahdara district’s Mansarovar Park area. Riya Gautam was stabbed seven times on Wednesday, and succumbed to her injuries a day later. Her family had alleged that she had lodged a complaint against the accused in April.

Joint Commissioner of Police (eastern range) Ravindra Singh Yadav said the main accused has been identified as 23-year-old Adil Banne Khan. He was helped by 19-year-old Juned Salim Ansari and a juvenile, police said. “Khan is a resident of Mansarovar Park, while the two others are from Aligarh,” Yadav said. On Friday evening, Unit-9 of the Mumbai Crime Branch received information that the three were hiding in Bandra East. A search operation was carried out and police tracked them down to Behrampada, where Khan’s uncle lives. “The uncle had no idea what Khan had done. The accused had told him they were visiting Mumbai and would leave in two days,” said a Crime Branch officer.

The men were caught just as they were about to leave Behrampada. “We have conducted preliminary interrogation of the accused, and he has confessed to the murder. We have handed over custody to Delhi Police,” the officer added. During its probe, Delhi Police had found that the accused took Gautam’s mobile phone after killing her. “He told police he met her four years ago, when he used to drive a school cab and pick up a boy from near her home. After several meetings, they became friends. But she started avoiding him after he was arrested in a case of car theft. He claimed before police that he committed thefts to buy her gifts, including the mobile phone, but she continued to ignore him,” police said. Sources said Khan got agitated when he saw her with another man, and confronted her. This prompted her to file a police complaint against him. Scared, Khan fled to Gujarat from Delhi.

“After reaching Gujarat, he called her to apologise. Khan claimed they started talking again but she made it clear she was not interested in a relationship. He claimed he asked her to return the mobile phone he had gifted her, but she refused, which led to an argument,” sources said. Khan then plotted to kill her, police said. “He visited Aligarh, where his accomplices stay, and asked them to conduct a ‘recce’ of her home. They followed the woman for five days and purchased a knife from Chhota Bazaar in Shahdara,” sources said.

On July 5, when Gautam left her home, the accomplices alerted Khan. He approached her and asked for his mobile phone, police said, adding that when she refused, he stabbed her. “The trio then boarded several buses to eventually reach Mumbai. At one point, Khan switched on the woman’s phone to change the SIM card, which gave police a vital clue,” police sources said.

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    romi
    Jul 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    just for a mobile phone he killed her why did she not return it back ? Lesson for hindu girls to avoid any friendship with these terror minded people who don't hesitate to kill even their own
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      IslamForFoools
      Jul 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm
      Where is r ndi shabana azmi, where is r andi nandita das, where is r ndi konkana sen sharma, where are all those ch 000t now? Those hormonal beeeeches were protesting against Hindus, "notinmyname" now where are all those beeeeches? Now no sphincter of body of shabana as I opens now. Fck u shabana azmI, fck you Nandita das, fck you konkana sen sharma. You deserve to be dragged on street now. Where fck are you hiding now beeeches. Kutiya shabana come out now, hore.
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        Hindu
        Jul 9, 2017 at 2:24 pm
        all these girls want a bollywood khan nowadays . May be some thing went wrong here , otherwise it would have been another bollywood inspired success story which would have been highlighted in indian express and some such media , which we see time to time in media as a proof of great progressive india . Media lost an opportunity to shocase a bollywood inspired success story which it projects every few days with a young hindu girl and a muzzie .
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          Bhagwaa Dass
          Jul 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm
          Right in the name of political correctness, these a british establishment is quiet about these incidents, Muslims are a virus. NAMO should make a viraat Hindu Fauj with the following slogan Hindukush abb hindukush nahhii Mullaafuss kahlaegaa Makkaey madinney paeyy bhii abb bhagwaa lahraegaa.
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          IslamForFoools
          Jul 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm
          Media is biggest terrorist and editors must not be spared. They are Isis and we must punish them accordingly
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            Hindu
            Jul 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm
            yesterday while it was raining in Mumbai and a young girl standing on the road in front of a house , the house owner an elderly Mirza Sadik alias Mamu offerred the girl shelter inside from rain . But what went on is that he took her inside and raped her .
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              madhav
              Jul 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm
              You are not a Hindu, but a propaganda goon, trying to propagate false stories and earning. Merely a paid Chaddi wala gang member. Stop spitting venom hatred. First try to understand, who is a Hindu.
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              Hindu
              Jul 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm
              In UK muslim youths from Pakistan have created a system where they have groomed thousands of white teenage girls for pros ution with muslim men . In all such cases the muslim guys displayed some flashy lifestyle and flashy cars to attract the girls . Then they has secks with them and promised them marriage . Then they used some psychological tactics to groom them for further exploitation . That gang is busted by scotland yard but due to political reasons the establishment is mum about the arrests . But the news has leaked out.
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                Hindu
                Jul 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm
                All the while when these muzzies insist that their girls should be at home under burkha
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                  Hindu
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                  Budding hindu girls who are actress, airhostess, model, artist, socialite , rich spoilt hindu families are an easy prey fro these hypocrite mussie youths comming from ultra conservative mussie families who have great hatred for kafirs . All the famous hindu girls are brain washed either to marry or atleast to have a fling and fall for these creatures due to bollywood . Bollywood has no substance and culture only hypocrital vulgarity where hindu girls are shown wearing next to nothing and having secks with boyfriends . The hindu girls from families internalizes this culture and this is ruining the country .
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