In a unique case,the Dehradun police have arrested a woman,Rinku,35,for allegedly giving a written assurance on a non-judicial stamp paper to the killers of her husband that she will pay Rs 4.5 lakh to them.
However,the names of the criminals with whom she reportedly entered into a pact is absent in the document. She has been sent to jail this week after recovering the document. The police have also arrested three persons,Arun,Rohit and Jogendra,who are Rinkus relatives. The police said that one of them disclosed about the paper in which she made the promise.
The police said the document was recovered on the basis of a disclosure by one of the accused persons.
According to the police,Rinku was upset over husband Surendra Singhs drinking habit and his frequent selling of properties at cheap rates. The murder case came to light after a beheaded body was found in the Sungaon forest area by the police.
The criminals had burnt most parts of the body. It was difficult for the police to identify the victim, said Rajesh Shah,SHO of Ranipokhari.
He contacted the neighbouring police stations to collect details of missing persons. We got information from Doiwala police station about one person,Surendra Singh,going missing. His wife Rinku had informed the police that he had gone missing since February 17, he said. Singh was a resident of Reshammanjari under Doiwala police station.
We have recovered the non-judicial paper containing written assurance made by the woman for payment of supari money for the murder of her husband. During interrogation,she admitted that she has put her signature on the paper, said Dehradun SSP Kewal Khurana told The Indian Express. He said the stamp paper would be examined by handwriting experts to confirm the womans signature on it.
Although the police sees the stamp paper as a strong evidence,it could not explain the possible motives for making such a promise.
Perhaps,it was meant for ensuring mutual trust between the two parties involved in the murder conspiracy, said Khurana.
However,SHO Shah had a different view. Perhaps,they feared that the woman might disclose their names in case the police reach her doors. So they wanted to ensure a strong proof in support of her involvement, Shah reasoned.
The value of stamp paper is Rs 50 and it was bought from a vendor in Rishikesh Tehsil.