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3 men held for killing petrol pump employee

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Three persons were arrested on the charge of killing a petrol pump employee when he resisted their robbery attempt in north Delhi, police said on Monday.

The accused, all residents of Adarsh Nagar, were arrested on Sunday from their hideouts in north

Nikhil Saxena, 19, Vishal Sonkar, 23 and Puneet, 24 killed Naresh on April 13 while he was returning home.

A motorist had informed the police about a man, later identified as Naresh, lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds around 1.30 a.m. near the petrol pump, of said.

It seemed a blind murder case since no eyewitness was found.

Five teams set up to crack the case took the help of local intelligence and CCTV footage, and arrested the suspects.

"The accused, who are jobless, told police during questioning that they accosted the victim and tried to snatch his wallet at knifepoint but he resisted, following which Nikhil and Vishal held him from behind while Puneet stabbed him multiple times," the added.

The murder weapon and a two-wheeler used in the crime were seized.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:00 IST