Jamia shooting: Rape accused’s rival arrested for hatching conspiracy
An opportunist graphic designer who conspired against his professional competitor (accused in a rape case) and got the rape victim’s mother shot at with his associates was arrested after giving police a chase for seven days. The woman was shot at by two assailants on December 23 in Jamia Nagar. Meanwhile, the woman has been provided security by the police.
Faizal was a graphic designer by profession before he came to Delhi. To make quick money, he shifted to property dealing and also dealing in antiques’ sale and purchase.
Faisal was also close to one Bunty who often gave money to Sajid to invest in properties. This irked Faisal and he always knew if somehow Sajid is removed from the scene he might win the confidence of Bunty.
When police picked up Sajid from Bijnor for a rape case with a minor girl in Jamia Nagar, Faisal was more than happy but to seal the fate of Sajid he hatched a dangerous conspiracy.
“Faisal knew that the mother of the rape victim had filed a complaint to the police that if something happens to her, Sajid should be held responsible. Faisal tried to utilise this opportunity to eliminate Sajid by implicating him in a murder case as well,” said DCP South-east Romil Baniya.
Initially, the cops suspected that Sajid was also the man behind the shooting but Sajid hinted that one Faisal would benefit if he is lodged in jail. This provided the first clue to the cops and they monitored Faisal’s movements.
Faisal planned the attack on the mother of the rape victim with the help of Iqbal and Wasim who finally shot at the woman on December 23. All three have been arrested.
Meanwhile, police have also provided security to the woman who was shot at after the incident.
“Seeing the sensitivity of the matter, we have increased the police presence around her house to ensure she is not under threat by anyone. We are keeping a close watch on her house so that she is not harmed,” said a senior police officer.