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Cops arrest ex-employee of elderly man for killing him

Delhi police arrested an ex-employee of a 73-year-old man who was found murdered under mysterious circumstances at his office in South Delhi’s Defence colony area. According to the police, the arrested accused have been identified as Rahul Kumar. Senior police officials said that one of the co-accused of Kumar, Nikhil is yet to be arrested.

On September 14, police got a call from one Kanu Priya Choukhani that when she returned home in the B-block in Defence colony from market, she found that her father, R C Choukani was not opening the door of his office in the basement. When she opened the door with another key, she found her father lying motionless on the floor, with blood on his face. She rushed her father to Moolchand Hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said. Police further said that during the course of the investigation, Choukhani’s daughter told investigators that a digital video recorder and a laptop from her father’s office were missing. Apart from these, two silver bricks, five kg each, were also missing from his office locker.

CCTV footage installed near the house was thoroughly scanned. In one of the CCTV grabs, it was found that two boys, wearing masks, had entered the house at around 2.08 pm and stayed in the house for around half an hour. Local intelligence along with technical surveillance was mounted. While scanning one of the CCTV footages, police traced that the identity of one of the accused is Rahul Kumar, an ex-employee with Choukhani.

On September 23, police received a tip-off that Rahul is staying at a village in Muzzafar Nagar, UP. Based on this information, a trap was laid and he was arrested. Police recovered the robbed laptop and a silver brick weighing around five kg (worth around Rs 2.5 lakh) from his possession. During sustained interrogation, Rahul admitted to killing Choukhani along with his accomplice, Nikhil. Efforts are on to nab the other accused, who is absconding.
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