Son and his aide kill sr citizen, wrap body in bedsheet, hide it under cot
Nitasha Natu| TNN | Updated: Jan 28, 2018
According to the police, Bhima was estranged from his family and lived alone in Gorai. His wife and Purushottam live in Versova while his older son, Shyamlal, lives in Andheri with his family. Cops said that Bhima was suspecting his wife of having an affair with Deepak Babar and the couple would fight over the issue. “Last week, when Bhima’s wife visited him with one of their sons, grandson and Babar, they had a fight,” said an official. Neighbours told TOI they had heard Bhima fight.A day later, Purushottam and Babar visited Bhima around 9am and strangled him. “Purushottam and Babar bound Bhima’s arms and feet, wrapped the body in a bedsheet, tied it up and put it under his cot. The two men then waited for seven hours to ferry the body to another location for disposal, but they couldn’t. They then locked the house around 4pm and left,” claimed an official.
Two days after the murder, the accused returned and decided to take the body away. “But as the neighbourhood was teeming with people for a festival, the accused chickened out. As days passed, the body began to decompose and emitted a foul smell,” he added.
“Earlier, the neighbours thought it was a dead rat in one of the drains. But when they could not find any rat, they realized the smell was originating from Bhima’s house or another vacant place whose occupant visited only once a fortnight,” said senior inspector Gunaji Sawant. When the police were called and the two houses were checked, Bhima’s body was found. Cops tracked down Bhima’s family and on interrogation, Purushottam admitted to the crime. Babar was picked up from Bandra.
“The accused were arrested and produced before a magistrate court in Borivli on Saturday. They have been remanded in police custody till February 1,” said zonal DCP Vikram Deshmane.
Purushottam has told the police that he was miffed with his father for suspecting his mother’s fidelity and fighting with the family. “Bhima had a short temper and would often reprimand the children in the locality for making noise. He would call locals for help when he was unable to do some of his chores,” a neighbour told TOI.
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Later police also arrested his cousin Ankit Paswan (20) who was initially also involved making ransom calls to Raunak’s family.City SP (East) Vishal Sharma said that police would try to conduct naro-analysis test of former Fatuha RJD MLA Om Prakash Paswan’s son Parsuram Paswan, a contractor Jairam Kumar and a SIM card shop owner Mohammad Tehseen alias Bittu.”Jairam is a contractor working for Raunak’s father Sudhir Kumar, a property dealer while Tehseen is the person from whose shop the SIM card used in making ransom calls was sold,” the SP said.However, according to law, consent of the suspects would be necessary before conducting the test on them.Meanwhile, on Saturday, police took finger prints of Vicky, Parshuram, Jairam, Tehseen, and one Pradeep Kumar after court’s permission.The SP said that Pradeep was brother of a labourer Dilip Kumar who works for Raunak’s father Sudhir.
“Sudhir has suspected involvement of Jairam as the latter had taken Rs 1.5 lakh but had not returned yet,” he said.Sharma also said that he would submit supervision report of the SIT formed by Patna Zonal IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan in the case before Wednesday..
8 years on, murder convict who jumped parole held in TNTIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bengaluru: Eight years after he jumped parole, a 40-year-old murder convict has finally landed in police net.
Besides the convict, Venkatesh Perumal, RMC Yard police have also arrested his younger brother Murali Perumal, 35, who stood surety for his sibling by giving a false address and went missing thereafter.
While Venkatesh was arrested in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Murali was picked up from Krishnagiri in simultaneous raids carried out by two teams recently, said deputy commissioner of police (north) Chetan Singh Rathor.
According to police, Venkatesh was serving life term for murdering his wife in 2005. “A mason, he lived in Peenya and set his wife ablaze. Prison officials granted him parolefor firsttime in early 2009. Since Venkatesh adhered to the conditions, he was granted parole again in early 2010. He availed of it for the third time in late 2010 when he went missing,” he said.
Murali stood surety for Venkatesh every time he went on parole. Murali had produced documents to show that he was working at a coffee estate in Machegondanahalli, Chikkamagaluru. “In January 2011, a team visited the place and found Murali had provided a false address. A case was registered at RMCYard policestation against the brothers and a manhunt began,” police said. Recently, an informant alerted police that Murali worked in Krishnagiri.
“We sent a decoy to verify the news. We didn’t arrest Murali immediately as there was no news of Venkatesh. One of our staffers befriended Murali and gradually got him to speak about Venkatesh. Murali spilled the beans, saying that Venkatesh worked as a mason in Coimbatore,” a senior police officer said.
Son, his friend arrested on charge of killing senior citizen
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Within few hours, the cops arrested the victim’s 45-year-old son and another person for their alleged involvement in the crime. The police said Beradiya’s son Purshottam and his friend Deepak Babar,50, had visited the house a week ago. After which the duo strangulated the senior citizen to death after tying his hands and legs with the rope. “The body was later wrapped in a thick blanket and his body was hidden under the cot inside the flat,” said the officer. “The victim was objecting to the contact of his wife with Babar which had led to a fight at the residence.
The body of a 75-year-old man was found with his hands tied and wrapped in a blanket at his Gorai home, prompting the police to launch an investigation. Within few hours, the cops arrested the victim’s 45-year-old son and another person for their alleged involvement in the crime.
The police said Bhima Beradiya was killed nearly a week ago. They were alerted after neighbours complained of foul stench coming from the house. The police said Beradiya’s son Purshottam and his friend Deepak Babar,50, had visited the house a week ago.
It is believed that Beradiya, a resident of Vishal Co-operative Housing Society at Gorai in Borivali West, was killed after a heated exchange between him and Purshottam.
“The victim was objecting to the contact of his wife with Babar which had led to a fight at the residence. After which the duo strangulated the senior citizen to death after tying his hands and legs with the rope. The victim died after suffering from their assault,” said a Borivali police officer.
“The body was later wrapped in a thick blanket and his body was hidden under the cot inside the flat,” said the officer.
Nandkishor More, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Borivali Division, said, “We have arrested the accused under section 302(murder) and 34(common intent) of the Indian Penal Code and when we produced the duo before the Borivali court, they have been remanded in police custody up to January 1.”
“We had a confirmed tip off about the involvement of the son and his friend and it is when we apprehended them for questioning and they were fumbling while giving the statements which confirmed their role and they broke down and confessed the crime,” said More.
Auto driver kills himself after murder bid on wife
TNN | Updated: Jan 13, 2018
KR Puram police said Henry Fernandez, a resident of Devasandra, and Chitra had tied the knot a decade ago, but the marriage ran into choppy waters three years ago. They have two children.
Henry suspected Chitra’s fidelity, which often triggered fights between the two. She went back to her native home in Devasandra 10 days ago but Henry convinced her and managed to get her back home.
According to police, Henry dropped off his children at school around 9am and returned home at Noon, intending to kill Chitra. He stabbed her on the arms and neck from behind. She collapsed on the floor. Thinking she had died, he committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan.
The incident came to light around 5pm when Chitra’s brother Mahendra visited the house. Police said she was found unconscious in a pool of blood. Devendra rushed her to a nearby hospital and informed KR Puram police. Chitra is recovering.
Delhi: No ransom call yet in kid’s abduction
TNN | Updated: Jan 27, 2018
All former and current employees of the boy’s father, a businessman, are under the scanner. Police are also profiling his business associates. The family has not been able to give any leads. Cops are also keeping tabs on movements of criminal groups. Some gangs of UP, who lie low for a few days after a kidnapping, are under the radar as well.On Thursday evening, cops felt they had a lead in the case when an acquaintance of the family from Banda in UP sought some details about the child on WhatsApp. As the person spoke about monetary consideration, he was tracked down but found clean during interrogation.
The family has created a WhatsApp group and circulated photographs of the child seeking help from people. A purported CCTV grab showing a child seated between two people on a bike came into circulation on Thursday night. However, cops said that the child in the grab was not the one who has been kidnapped. The men in this photo had uncovered faces while the kidnappers had been wearing helmets.
After committing the crime, the kidnappers were spotted in CCTV footage riding towards Karkardooma from where one can head towards Ghaziabad.
Other children, the driver and school staff have also been interviewed for clues. The primary lead for police is the physical description of suspects and the language and dialect spoken by them.
TOI had on Friday reported that one of the criminals had called out the child by his name. The child was not even wearing his uniform or had an ID card on him as it was a fancy dress competition.
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Why Delhi needs dedicated cell to deal with abductions
Raj Shekhar| TNN | Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Serving and retired investigators pointed out to TOI that the Crime Branch did have an anti-kidnapping cell till a few years ago, but it was disbanded for want of work. “The anti-kidnapping cell was located at the Crime Branch’s Chanakyapuri office. It moved to Rohini when the Chanakyapuri branch was rejigged into the Inter-State Cell,” informed a senior cop. “It lay dormant in Rohini and was replaced later by the anti-human traffic unit created to cover a broader area.”A former investigator said that contrary to the perception that all units should be pressed into service to crack big cases, probing a kidnapping case required a single unit to work in a strategic manner. “Involving more than one unit is not viable in such cases as this endangers the abductee’s life,” he explained. “If the local police station is probing the case, it will anyway need the assistance of specialised units in terms of manpower and technical expertise.”
A few months ago, a city doctor travelling in an Ola cab was abducted by UP-based criminals. The kidnappers were believed to be professionals, and the case was handled by the local police station. Facing intense pressure, the abductors later fled, leaving the doctor unharmed. However, when a businessman’s son was kidnapped on January 1, a special team of Crime Branch handled the case because police believed professionals were not involved and the chances of the criminals panicking and harming the victim were high. The cops managed to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects.
A former investigator revealed how a special team had been formed in his time to pursue cases related to kidnapping for ransom. “The unit comprised constables and head constables from different units, but functioned as one cell. This prevented chances of inter-unit rivalry while boosting the scope of investigation,” he said.
Thursday’s kidnappers are most likely professionals who disappear with the victim — term ‘pakad’ by such gangs — for a few days before starting ransom negotiations. In September 2016, a doctor had been abducted in south-east Delhi for a ransom of Rs 25 crore. The victim was constantly moved to places like Shahjahanpur, Farukkhabad and Badayun in UP, even restrained in a ditch and given only a pipe to breathe through.Thursday’s case suggests a similar modus operandi, sources said.
Video footage, scientific evidence nailed Abhay’s kidnappers
Marri Ramu HYDERABAD , JANUARY 27, 2018
In cases of kidnap for ransom, law enforcement officers always focus on rescuing the victim. But when a city businessman’s 16-year-old son, Abhay Modhani, was kidnapped from Gyanbagh Colony of Begumbazar on March 16, 2016, the city police failed to save him.
The only way they could provide some solace to the boy’s family was by catching the culprits and getting them convicted. They succeeded on this count when, a couple of days ago, the local court awarded life sentence to the three accused.
To be fair, the investigators had little to no scope in saving the boy’s life. The teen had died by the time his family even approached the police. After kidnapping him, they plastered his mouth and in the process, taped over his nose too. Within minutes, Abhay died of suffocation.
After catching the accused, I. Sheshu Kumar (20), P. Ravi (21) and N. Mohan (23), the next challenge for the police was to prove the charges. Video footage came in handy. “A video clip showed Sheshu ushering the boy into his room. In the next clip, Sheshu and his accomplices are seen coming out with a carton box,” Shahinayatgunj Inspector M. Ravinder Reddy said.
The boy was not seen in the video as the trio had stuffed his body inside the box, the investigators said. Carrying the box in an auto-rickshaw trolley, they stopped by Jagdish market in Abids, sold one of their mobile phones and purchased a new one. While fleeing in an Odisha-bound train from Secunderabad, they threw out a mobile phone near Vijayawada.
“A railway sweeper stumbled upon that phone and started using it with a new SIM card,” the Inspector explained. The accused sold another mobile phone to a trader in Berhampur in Odisha.
All those who purchased and sold mobile phones from the accused in Jagdish market, as well as the railway sweeper and trader, were traced. They deposed evidence in court.
Another technical evidence presented by investigators was the recorded phone conversation in which Kumar was heard demanding ransom from the boy’s family.
The audio clip was sent to forensic experts who confirmed that it was Kumar’s voice, after tallying it with his voice sample.
The accused trio wanted to act in films and undergo training at a film institute for which they needed money. They told interrogators that they got inspired by a film in which the hero makes money by resorting to kidnapping for ransom.
Kidnapped Purnea boy’s body found
Patna: Police on Friday recovered the body a 12-year-old boy, Rahul Kumar, who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom from Mewalal Chowk in Purnea district around 300km northeast of Patna on Wednesday evening.
Rahul’s father, Mohan Sah, had lodged an FIR with the Maranga police station in Purnea district on Wednesday night apprehending the abduction of his son, a Class VI student, from Mewalal Chowk.
The kidnappers later demanded Rs 30,000 as ransom for the boy’s safe release.
Maranga police station house officer (SHO) Dev Raj Rai said on Friday that the police had on Thursday night picked up two suspects for interrogation. On Friday, the victim’s body was recovered from Dhankulia village under the jurisdiction of Kasba police station of the district.
The police said the boy’s body was stuffed in a gunny bag and dumped beside the road. “Prima facie, it appears that Rahul was strangulated to death and then his body was thrown into a roadside ditch,” SHO Rai said, adding that one of the alleged kidnappers, Dhirendra Kumar Mehta, was known to the boy’s family.
Mehta, a resident of Rambagh Hanuman Nagar, and his associate Balram Kumar Das, a resident of Koshi Colony, were arrested. During interrogation the duo confessed to their crime and told the interrogators that the boy’s body had been dumped at an isolated place, said police sources.
The SHO said the body was recovered based on the statement of the two kidnappers and sent to the Purnea sadar hospital for post-mortem. The inquest report said the boy was strangled to death.
“Both the victim’s father Rai and Mehta earlier worked in a non-banking institution. A dispute cropped up over payment of money, prompting Dhirendra to kidnap Rai’s son,” said an investigating officer. “We tried to rescue the boy from the clutches of his kidnappers but in vain,” the investigating officer added.
The arrested persons will be produced in the local court after interrogation.
On Wednesday, a two-year-old boy was killed in Begusarai district, allegedly after his father did not pay extortion money to a gangster.
IAF corporal held for abducting Ghaziabad bizman
MS Nawaz| TNN | Jan 27, 2018
Police sources said that during the encounter, two abductors sustained bullet injuries and were grievously injured. They were shifted to district hospital where they are said to be stable. According to the police, main accused Pradeep Kumar works with Indian Air Force as a corporal and is currently posted in Delhi. He scripted the plan with the help of another accused Rashid.
Haridwar Superintendent of police (city) Mamta Vora said, “Anil Arora, a businessman from Patel Nagar in Ghaziabad who ran a hardware shop, was abducted from outside his home on Thursday night. Abductors brought him to Meerut and then moved him to Shamli where they had demanded Rs 2 crore ransom for his release.”
“They had a Maruti Swift car and entered Haridwar on Saturday. They were followed by Ghaziabad police through electronic surveillance and police trapped them near Ram Nagar under jurisdiction of Jawalapur police station around 5 pm. Following this, the abductors opened fire on the police team and tried to escape from the spot. Pradeep Kumar who works with Air Force as a corporal in Delhi, scripted the plan with the help of another accused Rashid,” the SP (city) said.
Ghaziabad circle officer AK Singh, who was leading the operation, said, “The encounter took place at Ram Nagar colony which is a very busy area of the city. The two criminals sustained bullet injuries in cross-firing after which they tried to run away from the spot but we managed to nab them. Main accused Pradeep Kumar is a resident of Jind in Haryana and Rashid is from Meerut. They both sustained bullet injuries while the third abductor Mohsin, a resident of Ghaziabad, was arrested with the help of locals. Moshin and Rashid are cousins.”
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