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Family friend gave contract to kill police constable

Family friend gave contract to kill police constable

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has worked out the murder of one of its constables Dinesh in Shahbad Dairy and has arrested five accused in the case.

Police say it was a contract killing. The accused have been identified as Narender, Sahil, Ankit and Nitesh, all resideents of Haryana except Narender who is from Holambi Kala, Delhi. Narender was a family friend and had given contract to kill Dinesh to professional killers.

Constable Dinesh was murdered on November 29. His body was found with injury on head, lying in the bushes near St. Xavier Public School Road, near Dwarkadhish Enclave, Sector-11 in Rohini.

Gradually, it came to light that one of the family friends identified as Narender who is unemployed was behaving abnormally. He had taken loan for purchasing a taxi from deceased Dinesh and his family, which he was not returning, investigators found out.

On sustained interrogation, accused Narender disclosed that he came in contact of the deceased's family in 2009. Gradually, he became a family friend. Dinesh got a job in Delhi Police on compensatory grounds. Then, he made the family of the deceased believe that he is a well wisher of the family. The family used to treat him like the son of the family. In the garb of this good faith of the family, he started borrowing money. He borrowed approximately Rs 8 lakh from the family of the deceased Dinesh over a period of time. Dinesh has taken some loans and he was feeling difficulty in repaying the same.

"Since last a few months deceased Dinesh was pressing Narender to return the money. Then, Narender decided to get rid of him and hatched a conspiracy with his friend Sahil who was earlier known to him. In fact, he gave a contract of killing the victim in lieu of Rs 5 lakh through one Nitesh to Sahil," said Rajnish Gupta, DCP Rohini.

On the day of incident, the victim left his house at about 11.40 pm. The three accused followed him and near a secluded place, they attacked the victim with a brick and then strangulated him.

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