In the charge-sheet that has been filed against the Doon MLA from Himachal Pradesh,Ram Kumar Chaudhary,in the murder of 24-year-old Hoshiarpur girl,Jyoti Rani,it has been pointed out that the planning for the murder was meticulous and it had been done in a manner so that it would pass off as an accident. However the call details of Chaudharys number and his visit to the Jindal nursing home nailed him in the case.
The MLA had come in touch with the girl who had introduced herself as an insurance agent to him in 2010. They started meeting at Fun Republic and Chaudhary would frequently come from Baddi to Chandigarh to meet her and they finally developed physical relations. Chaudhary visited the wedding of the sister of Jyoti,along with a man, Rajinder alias Puppy. He can be spotted in the wedding photograph of the family.
Jyoti got pregnant and Chaudhary accompanied her to the Jindal nursing home where the baby was aborted in 2012. Chaudhary started preparing for the assembly polls and the girl started contacting him. Chaudhary wanted to get rid of her,fearing that his extra marital relations with the girl would dent his image. Jyoti did not relent and Chaudhary made a plan to kill her. He had earlier transferred nearly Rs 1.25 lakh into the ICICI account of the girl from Baddi. The transactions made were Rs 5,500 on February 10,2012,Rs 10,000 on June 13,2012,Rs 49,000 on August 27,2012,Rs 19,000 on July 25,2012 and Rs 25,000 on July 20,2012.
In his statement to the police,Chaudhary revealed the plan for the murder. On the day of the murder,Chaudhary told the girl,who was residing at a rented accommodation in Chandigarh,to pack her clothes as they were going out for two or three days. According to the plan,Ram Kumar Chaudhary and his relative Gurmeet sat in a Cruze car and reached Panchkula. The two other accused,Dharmpal and Paramjeet had already been alerted. The girl was taken to a secluded place near Nada Saheb and was told to stop disturbing Chaudhary. However Jyoti started shouting,after which she was punched and strangulated. In a semiconscious state her body was brought to Sector 21 in the city and the back tyres of the truck were run over her to pass it off as an accident.
The dead body of Jyoti was found by the station house officer (SHO),Sector 5,Panchkula,Ajay Singh Rana. The body was identified by her father Buti Ram and was spotted in the morning of November 22 last year. The police then went on to question Chaudhary in the case. He evaded the questioning and did not join the police investigation. Police have also disclosed in the chargesheet that he grew a beard and wore a turban to evade arrest as he went into hiding following his victory in the Doon assembly polls.
The police then tracked the cell phones of the MLA and found that he had taken SIMs on fake identities which were traced to the same area where the girl was found murdered in Sector 21.
Chaudhary told the court in Panchkula in his anticipatory bail that it was a man,Satpal,who was involved in the killing and not him. Satpal was also offered money,but he did not own the claim. Chaudharys wife,Nidhi,also tried to bribe the girls father,Buti Ram,to withdraw the case.