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3 arrested for killing 2 men including Uber driver in outer Delhi's Ranhola

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly killing two men, including a 21-year-old driver, and their bodies on road in Baprola area of outer Delhi's Ranhola, police said Thursday.

The accused have been identified as Deepak Tiwari, 18, Suraj Tiwari, 21, both residents of in Najafgarh and Shrikant, 20, a resident of Shyam Vihar in Najafgarh, they said.

Tiwari, who was beaten up by the victims during an altercation over money sometime back, committed the crime along with his brother and a friend to take revenge, police said.

On January 6, two men, including a 21-year-old driver, were allegedly shot dead and their bodies dumped beside the Nangloi-Najafgarh road, a senior police said.

The deceased were identified as Deepak, the and Neeraj, 21, he said.

Police Wednesday received information that three persons involved in the alleged killing were wandering in Dwarka area to eliminate the witnesses and friends of the victims, he added.

Subsequently, a trap was laid at Sector-16 of Dwarka near At about 7.10 PM, the three persons, spotted on a black motorcycle were identified and apprehended in connection with the killing, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, of Police (Special Cell) said.

Three country-made pistols along with five live cartridges and a stolen motorcycle were recovered from their possession, he said.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that they killed and Deepak when they were strolling with one Sachin Thapa, he added.

The accused, Deepak, was pillion rider. He opened fire with his pistol at the two victims. After killing them, they chased Thapa to eliminate him as he was their prime target. However, Thapa managed to escape, the said.

Investigations revealed that Thapa and are active in criminal activities of They were drug addicts and often extorted money from locals for drugs, the added.

Deepak's elder brother Suraj and his friend joined him in plan and together they hatched conspiracy to kill them, Yadav said.

Further investigation is underway, police said.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 22:05 IST