A 19-year-old man, allegedly involved in three cases of murder, was arrested following a brief shootout in Delhi's Dwarka, police said yesterday.
The accused, identified as Vikas alias Vicky, a native of Rohtak, had allegedly killed three persons in the last one week in Haryana. He's also a member of Sandeep alias Kala Jhatedia gang, which is active in Haryana, they said.
Accused first shot dead his grandfather and then a bus-driver
Nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, and Arms Act are registered against Vikas in Haryana and Delhi, police said.
The accused, along with his associates, allegedly shot dead his grandfather Ram Pal in his village on March 7, they said.
On March 9, he and his four accomplices allegedly killed a bus driver in a village in Sonepat, DCP (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said.
Police arrested him after a brief chase on March 14
The accused, along with his eight associates, also allegedly shot dead a liquor contractor on March 14, the DCP said.
On the same day, during night patrolling by a police team at Jharoda Kalan, a motorcycle was signaled to stop, but the motorcycle rider turned and tried to escape, he said.
However, the police apprehended them after a brief chase, the officer said.
Accused disclosed about three killings during his interrogation
During the search, one country-made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from the possession of the accused.
Subsequently, a case under Section 25 of the Arms Act was registered against him.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed about the three killings he committed in the last week.
He was produced before a local court and was send for two-day police custody, the DCP said.