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Raghubir Nagar triple murder solved, 4 arrested

Delhi Police <g data-gr-id="38">have</g> arrested the main accused behind the triple murder of a 27-year-old woman and her two minor children at West Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar, police said on Monday.

The accused Akram (21) was from the same village as that of the woman and had planned to commit robbery. He along with his associates Mohd Shahid (24), <g data-gr-id="24">Manjoor</g> (30) and a juvenile have been arrested.

According to the police, the victim’s husband Mohd Jafar, a cloth trader, came back from Jaipur at 5.30am on September 21 and found his wife, Shabnam, son Imran (8), and daughter Khushnaseeb (6) lying in a pool of blood. However, his three other children were unhurt. The victims’ family had been living in the rented accommodation in the F-Block of Raghubir Nagar area. On receiving the information, police reached the crime scene and found that the woman had strangulation marks on her neck while a screw-driver was held at the throats of the two minors. 

Police questioned Shabnam’s husband, her landlord and all their neighbours who were under suspicion. After interrogation and analysis of the CCTV footages, they found that Imran, one of the deceased, was last seen with Akram. The latter was suspected and a team was dispatched to Kasganj in Uttar <g data-gr-id="32">Pradesh</g> but he was not found there.

On October 4, police received a tip-off that Akram with an associate would come to Raghubir Nagar. A trap was laid and police overpowered them. During sustained interrogation, they revealed about the whereabouts of another associate, <g data-gr-id="25">Manjoor</g>, who was later apprehended from Aligarh. One of the accused, who is a juvenile, was apprehended from Loni.

“During interrogation, Akram and his associates revealed that they were in need of money and had planned to commit robbery but decided to kill the woman and her two children as well,” said Pushpendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (West). Police recovered silver jewellery worth Rs 10,000 and a cash amount of Rs 5,400 from their possession along with the weapon used to commit the crime.
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