A 22-year-old DU student was arrested today for his alleged involvement in the murder of gangster Manjeet Mahal's father in January this year, police said. The accused, Deepak Dhankhar alias Mandu, is a member of Kapil Sangwan alias Nandu gang. He was arrested this afternoon from PVR, Vikaspuri, DCP(Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said. Last week, five members of the gang were arrested, out of which three were allegedly involved in the murder of Mahal's father Shri Kishan. A juvenile was apprehended last month for his alleged involvement in the same case. Mandu was the fourth and the only accused in the case who was evading arrest.
He is a third-year student of Delhi University pursuing his graduation through correspondence. "His father used to run a dairy at Najafgarh. About a year back, Mandu came in contact with Krishan (one of those arrested in connection with the murder). Mandu joined the gang and helped the gangsters in their criminal activities," the DCP said. Mandu doesn't have any previous criminal involvement and he reportedly got involved in the murder on the instigation of gang leaders, Yadav said. As soon as his family came to know about Mahal's involvement in the murder, they sold off their buffaloes and shifted to some unknown place fearing that they might be killed by members of the rival gang, the police officer said. The murder of Shri Kishan was the fallout of the rivalry between the gangs of Kapil Sangwan and Manjeet Mahal who are both in jail. In December 2015, Sunil, the brother-in-law of Kapil was murdered in Chhawla by Manjeet Mahal's gang. In retaliation, Kapil's gang killed family members of Manjeet Mahal's associates, police said.
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