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Three held for killing friend for Rs 5 lakh ransom and hiding his body

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Three persons were arrested for allegedly killing their friend for Rs 5 lakh ransom and hiding his body in the bushes near here, police said Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, the accused were nabbed near the railway station on Sunday. The victim Abid's skeleton was recovered from the bushes and sent for DNA test, the said.

The accused were identified as Shahat, Nadeem and Shoib, all residents of Masuri town in the district and have been sent to jail.

They have confessed to their crime and admitted that they did it for the ransom, of Police said.

The family members of the deceased had lodged a missing complaint.

On August 8, the accused called Abid from his house on the pretext of drinking and kidnapped him and strangulated him to death the other day.They had hidden his body behind the bushes on the banks of near Naahal village in the district, the SSP said.

After killing Abid, they made a call to his brother and demanded Rs 5 lakh telling that his brother was in their captivity, the SP said.

On the basis of the information provided by the accused, police have recovered Abid's body, his clothes and mobile phone. The body has been sent for DNA test, the SSP added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 22:25 IST