Aspiring air hostess murder case: Three arrested in Mumbai after Riya Gautam stabbed to death

On Friday, Unit-9 of Mumbai Crime Branch received information from a source that Khan and two of his aides had taken refuge somewhere in Bandra East, a police official said. Consequently, a search operation was carried out in the area and all the three accused were arrested.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 8, 2017 8:25 pm
aspiring air hostess murder, airhostess murder, riya gautam, Riya Gautam a resident of Ramnagar area in Mansarovar Park, was attacked by Khan in a busy market. A CCTV grab of the incident shows the accused attacking the woman and she running away from him. After some time, the accused can be seen fleeing from the spot, a police official stated. (File Photo)

Three people have been arrested on Saturday in an ongoing investigation about the murder of  an aspiring air hostess, Riya Gautam who was stabbed to death in broad day light in Delhi this week, police sources informed. Adil Banne Khan (23), Juned Salim Ansari (19) and Fazil Raju Ansari (18) were arrested by Mumbai Crime branch from  Bandra suburb on Friday night.

While Adil Banne Khan, the prime accused, is a resident of Delhi’s Mansarovar Park, the two others hail from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. “We have arrested an accused named by Adil and two of his associates from Bandra who were wanted by Delhi Police in a murder case,” Sanjay Saxena, Joint Commissioner of Police(Crime) told news agency PTI. All the arrested accused were handed over to Delhi Police, Saxena said.

On Friday, Unit-9 of Mumbai Crime Branch received information from a source that Khan and two of his aides had taken refuge somewhere in Bandra East, a police official said. Consequently, a search operation was carried out in the area and all the three accused were arrested, he said.  According to police, Riya Gautam alias Charu (21), was stabbed multiple times on July 5 by Khan, who was allegedly stalking her. She succumbed to her injuries on the next day in a Delhi hospital.

An offence of murder was registered against Khan at Mansarovar Police Station after Riya’s death but the accused was absconding since then. Her family has alleged that she had filed a police complaint against the accused in April but no action was taken.

Riya Gautam a resident of Ramnagar area in Mansarovar Park, was attacked by Khan in a busy market. A CCTV grab of the incident shows the accused attacking the woman and she running away from him. After some time, the accused can be seen fleeing from the spot, a police official stated.

“The victim and Khan had a fight near her house that day following which she was attacked. In an attempt to save herself, she rushed to a shop for help but nobody was present there,” police said.  Khan followed her inside the shop and stabbed her multiple times. Even though there were some people, they didn’t go near Khan for the fear of getting attacked. She was later rushed to a hospital. According to police, the victim and the accused were known to each other for the last one year. However, after some time, she distanced herself from him and her indifference irked him.

She approached the police with a complaint against the accused in April but he got a whiff of the matter and when his house was raided, it was found that he had fled to Gujarat. Khan had allegedly been harassing her and would often ask her to talk to him. When she was returning from a shop, the accused stopped her and tried to engage in a conversation but when she ignored him, he attacked her, eyewitnesses had told the police.

 

(With Inputs from PTI)

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    Dipak
    Jul 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    the accused should be hanged till death
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      Romik
      Jul 9, 2017 at 1:23 am
      Murderer should be punished. Need swift justice. Harassment and stalking should be punished severly. the police officer who did not respond to the complaint has to be punished too. Give protection to young women ASAP!
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        sheiksaleem
        Jul 9, 2017 at 11:56 am
        islam have swift justice hang them with in 2 days, i am agree with this even he was my brother or else .
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          Maninder Randhawa
          Jul 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm
          Islamic pigs commit 90 crimes in India
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        Saroj Khan
        Jul 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm
        very happy that readers are getting news and source of news is from root. Hope that you will be connect with us.
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          ramesh ahuja
          Jul 8, 2017 at 10:40 pm
          Uniform civil code is need of hour.
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            GandhiSpeaks
            Jul 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm
            #Notinmyname is in silent mode, and so are the secular Hindus. Both secular Hindus and Muslims are now hiding behind the burkha. Amazing India.
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              Hindu
              Jul 8, 2017 at 9:56 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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                Murthy
                Jul 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm
                "Love Jihad" went wrong.... but Police should have taken her complaint against Khan more seriously. She may have done better if she had informed the local VHP or Bajrang Dhal.... At times, Indian Police are also full of pseudo-seculars, like the Indian Media. Neither the murder of Hindus in West Bengal, nor the murder of this girl will be called "Lynching". Muslims are incapable of "lynching", in our Media's view.
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                  Hindu
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm
                  Hindu girls get attracted to muslim boys because of the influence of Bollywood . Most of young hindu girls are mad about some bollywood Khan heroes . These girls have no idea about the reality of islam . Growing up in colleges they fell easy pray to certain muslim youths who display a certain flashyness ( even though their family is pretty conservative and their sisters are in a burkha ) . After marriage for a year or so these girls are allowed a liberal life . After that slowly they get converted and produce another generation of muslim kids . In half of these cases the muslim guy dumps the girl after some years and marry another young girl , either muslim or hindu. I have seen quite a number of such low profile cases . Unless the trashy , hypocritical bollywood changes , it will ruin the country..
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