A young engineer was strangled allegedly by this three friends in west Delhi for getting hold of the money the victim’s father got in a land deal,police said today.
Johny Gupta (23),who works as a site engineer with a private company,was murdered on April three night hours after his close friend Anoop (25) allegedly took him to a godown in Kamruddin Nagar in west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar,they said.
Anup,a marketing executive,and his friends Anil (26),a tempo driver,and Avinash (36),the godown owner,were arrested,R S Krishnaiah,Joint Commissioner of Police,said.
According to police,the murder took place at around 9 pm on April three and the family received a ransom call of Rs 1 crore later. Police claimed they received the information about the victim being missing around 11:30 pm that night.
“The deceased’s father had received some money on a land deal. Anoop,the mastermind,and his friends wanted to get hold of that money and they executed the murder,” Krishnaiah claimed.
Giving the sequence of events,he said,Gupta,who holds a diploma in civil engineering was last scene at Keshavpuram on April three 6:30 pm with one of his friend Ashok.
Checking of Gupta’s call records showed that after that he had received a call from Anoop and that the ransom call was made from the deceased’s phone.
Anoop was questioned the next day but he “initially tried to mislead” investigators but later broke down and confessed to the crime,Krishnaiah said.
“Anoop had asked Gupta to come near Punjabi Bagh flyover on the fateful day. Gupta was made to park his motorcycle at Peeragarhi metro station from where both went to the godown owned by Avinash on Anoop’s motorcycle,” he said.