Haryana: Police arrest 11 people, including three women, for double-murder
The Kurukshetra Police today claimed to have solved a double murder case in Pandarsi village by arresting 11 members of a Bawaria gang from different parts of the country. Superintendent of Police Abhishek Garg said, the accused, including three women, were arrested from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh following simultaneous raids made by six special teams of the police yesterday. Here's more.
Gang members kill target, commit dacoity, and disperse: Garg
The raids were made after the gang was identified through technical data and surveillance, Garg said, adding one of the arrested accused was trying to escape to Nepal. The modus operandi of the gang members was to kill the target, commit dacoity, and then disperse to far places, he added. Garg said CCTV footage revealed that 17 members were involved in the crime.
Accused conducted recce of the area for 5 days
Arriving in Kurukshetra five days before committing the crime, the gang members conducted a recce of the area and found that Arjun Balmiki (75), Raj Kumar Balmiki (43), and Sandeep Kumar (27) used to sleep inside a temporary barbed boundary wall for keeping a herd of sheep. The enclosure was far away from the village at an isolated place near the railway track.
Accused confessed killing of both the victims
The arrested accused have confessed killing Arjun and Raj Kumar, while seriously injuring Sandeep on May 22 and stealing the sheep, the police officer said. Garg said the accused would be produced before a court and police remand would be sought to recover the weapon of crime and stolen sheep. He said records of accused would be investigated to find out their other crimes.