Rohtak police Sunday arrested two men in connection with the murder of national-level kabaddi player, Sukhwinder. According to sources, police believe the murder was a revenge killing.
According to police, Sukhwinder’s cousin Kuki murdered a man named Devender alias Kale in June last year. The two people arrested by Rohtak police – Somvir and Ankit – were Kale’s cousins. Kuki has been on the run since last year June. Police believe Sukhwinder was shot dead in revenge for Kale’s murder.
“Ankit and Somvir were taken into confidence by Rakesh, Anil and Amarjit — the three arrested Monday by Gurgaon police — and were asked to to trace Sukhwinder’s routine. They gave regular updates about Sukhwinder. All the arrested accused were part of the same gang and operated in and around Rohtak,” said a senior police officer.
However, Sukhwinder’s family denied stories of personal rivalry. His uncle, Vijender Narwal, said, “We heard that Rohtak police arrested two men who claim to have some sort of rivalry with Sukhwinder. This is not true. If police is trying to connect their arrest with the murder, it would be a part of the investigation. However, we have seen Somvir and Ankit in the village a few times. Sukhwinder did not have any rivalry with anyone. He used to keep to himself.”
CCTV footage of the incident shows Sukhwinder walking along a road while talking on his mobile phone when two men on a two-wheeler, Amarjit and Anil, fire at him.
“We are connecting the dots and investigation is underway. Further details will be revealed during questioning of the accused,” said Station House Officer (Sadar Rohtak) Vijay Dhaiya.