Cops clueless on motive behind DTTDC employee’s murder
A day after an assistant manager of DTTDC was found murdered in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area, the investigators are still clueless about the case and have reported that they are yet to establish the identity of the killers or the motive of the murder.
The police have maintained that they have some specific leads and are trying to follow up on them to get some substantial clue.
“We have some specific leads into the case. So far, we have not established the identity of the killers and have formed several teams who are raiding locations across Delhi. We will soon apprehend them,” said Additional Commissioner of Police, (South), Chinmoy Biswal.
Initially, the police had suspected that the deceased, Brij Bhushan Prasad, had died of a knife injury after he was found bleeding from his right abdomen near Budh Bazar area. However, when post-mortem was conducted, it was found that he was shot in his abdomen.
Furthermore, CCTV footage of the nearby vicinity was looked into and it was found that the murder was premeditated as the four assailants, including one of them in a car waited for him in a bid to intercept him.
The footage shows Brij coming in his car and trying to manoeuvre his way out of the stationary car, which acted as a barricade. Two men standing watch and later one of them takes out an unidentified object and starts beating the driver’s door with it.
In the meantime, the other two accused forced their way into the car and start assaulting him. The fourth accused brandishes a pistol from inside the car. Brij gets out of the car and tries to make his way inside the car instead of fleeing. His leg gets caught between the door and one of the assailants repeatedly bashes the door against his leg injuring him. He died after he was shot by the fourth accused. “This was not a case of road rage as it was a well-planned murder. They had conducted a recce of the area, but were not professionals as they did make some careless mistakes,” Biswal added.