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Juvenile, 26-yr-old in net for double murder

A juvenile, along with his 26-year-old accomplice, has been apprehended for allegedly murdering two persons, with the police saying that the juvenile was on a killing spree.

According to the police, the juvenile said he had had a dream, in which a tantrik (occultist) told him that he could have his shot at fame and wealth after committing 10 murders. A senior police official said that the juvenile went to Haridwar, from where he purchased a switchblade, and roped in Pradeep (26), convincing him that he, too, shall share in the fame and wealth about which the tantrik had spoken to him in dream.

On October 22, the police found the body of a man with multiple stab injuries. He was identified as one Kanhaiya (25), a resident of West Delhi’s Nihal Vihar. The suspects could not be identified and the motive behind the crime could also not be ascertained, said the senior official.

Two days later, police found the body of a 40-year-old man, identified as Hari Ram, in the same area. He, too, had multiple stab injuries. This case could also not be cracked then and there, said the official.

A special team was constituted to probe the two murders and hundreds of residents were questioned. It emerged that some of them had witnessed two men near the murder spots. However, their identities could not be ascertained.

Later, the mobile phone of one of the victims, was allegedly answered by Pradeep, which landed him in police’s net. Pradeep told the police about the juvenile’s role, after which he was also apprehended, said the official. Police said the duo would choose their prey at night and lure them with alcohol. 
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