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4 arrested for abducting, killing jeweller in J-K's Sopore

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Four persons were today arrested in connection with last month's abduction and killing of a in area of district in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

Acting on a missing complaint that had gone missing on December 26, a special investigation team was constituted to probe the case, a police said.

During investigation, it was revealed that Mohammad Sajad Lara, Mohammad Adil Lara, and Nayeem Ahmad Lara -- all residents of Sopore- had abducted the victim, strangulated him to death and threw the body in the Jhelum river, he said.

"The motive for the crime was to extort jewellery and money from the Malik owned a jewellery shop at Chota Bazar in Sopore," the said.

The vehicle used in the crime, gold jewellery worth lakhs of rupees and some have been seized from the accused, he said.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:20 IST