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Two arrested for revenge spree that cost eight lives

Police arrested two persons,wanted in eight cases of murder and 12 cases of robbery,on Monday.

Police arrested two persons,wanted in eight cases of murder and 12 cases of robbery,on Monday. The accused were identified as Haryana residents Anil Rohilla (23) and Sunil (24),police said,adding that Rohilla had reward money of Rs 1 lakh on his head.

The eight cases of murder included two sensational double murders,police said. The two had been evading arrest for the last four years.

“We received information that they were hiding at MIG Flats,Narela. When we went there,the accused started firing at us,” said Ashok Chand,Commissioner of Police.

Police said Rohilla’s family also had a criminal history. While his father,Ram Niwas,was accused in five murders in Haryana,his elder brother,Sombir,was wanted in two. Rohilla had reportedly formed a gang to avenge the murder of his father by a warring faction. “Rohilla said that his family was involved in a running feud with one Phool Singh,who wanted to exercise dominance over the village. In 2000,Ram Niwas was shot dead by Singh. Soon after,Rohilla and his brothers formed a gang with the sole motive of avenging their father’s death. Many lives were lost in the feud that followed,” said Chand.

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In 2009,Rohilla and his associates allegedly shot a priest and injured another after they intervened in a pitched gun-battle at a temple. In another incident,he reportedly shot a woman on the suspicion that she had helped his rivals eliminate an associate at Hastinapur.

The police recovered weapons,including four 9-mm bore pistols and one .32-bore pistol,besides 20 mobile phones and two cars from their possession.

Youths held for kidnap attempt

NEW DELHI: Two youths were taken into police custody for attempting to kidnap two women in Sector 20,Rohini,on Wednesday night. According to sources,the women were returning after buying groceries from a nearby market around 9.30 pm,when the men approached them in a Skoda near Deepali Chowk. When they tried pulling them into the vehicle,the women raised the alarm.

Passersby caught the two and made a PCR call. Police are yet to reveal the names of the accused.