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Man’s brother, 3 contract killers held for murder

A 27-year-old man, who offered a Rs 50-lakh contract to kill his elder brother, has been arrested along with three contract killers, police said on Sunday.

Sujan Singh (32), a resident of Sidhrawali village along the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai national highway, was shot dead on the night of February 12-13 this year. A case was registered at the Bilaspur police station and investigation was handed over to the Gurgaon police crime branch.

Four presons, including the victim’s brother Ajit Singh, have been arrested for the murder. “Ajit offered Rs 50 lakh to Vinod Kumar alias Murli of Sidhrawali village to kill his brother,” said crime branch officer Anil Kumar.

Murli further sub-contracted the killing to Vinod Singh alias Kalu and Pintu, residents of Bhora Khurd village, and promised them Rs 5 lakh each. The police said the deceased man and his grandmother had sold agricultural land in Rajasthan at Rs 2 crore.

The money was deposited in the grandmother’s account, and she gave the power of attorney to her elder grandson. The joint family was also planning to sell another two acres of land. 

Ajit, who lived in the joint family, however, wanted control over his grandmother’s bank account and hatched the conspiracy.

On the day of the killing, Ajit left the family at a marriage function in the village, and went to inform the killers.

Kalu and Pintu reached the spot on a bike and shot dead Sujan Singh while he was walking home. Ajit had already provided nearly Rs 1.5 lakh to the killers.

The police said all the accused will be presented before a court here on Monday.
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