Murder accused on run for three years arrested


09 Apr 2019

29-year-old arrested for killing a man three-years ago in Rohini

A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing a local goon, who robbed his brother, to take revenge and maintain their dominance in Rohini's Sardar colony (New Delhi) three years ago, police said yesterday.

The accused, Satpal Singh, was arrested from a JJ colony in Delhi's Wazirpur after the police received a tip-off that he would come there to meet his parents, they said.


Accused attacked Chana with swords, iron rods, and baseball sticks

Accused attacked Chana with swords, iron rods, and baseball sticks

In 2016, the accused and some men attacked the goon, Chana, with swords, iron rods and baseball sticks leading to his death, said police.

They later dragged his body 100 meters in front of bystanders, they said.

One of the accused was arrested soon from Punjab, however, two of the accomplices managed to elude the police for three years, police said.

What happened?

Satpal's brother was involved in drug peddling in Chana's area

During interrogation, Satpal said his brother, Jugraj Singh, was a 'satta operator' and was also engaged in drug peddling in Sardar Colony area and Chana was a goon in the area, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ajit Kumar Singla said.

On March 28, 2016, Chana looted 'satta' money of Jugraj, thrashed his men, and had also threatened to kill Jugraj, he said.

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Satpal killed Chana as he threatened to kill his brother

To extract revenge, Jugraj planned to kill Chana to maintain his dominance in the area and the next day, he and Satpal attacked Chana and his cousin in broad daylight in Sardar Colony area. Chana died on the way to a hospital, Singla said.


Satpal took up various professions to hoodwink the police

Satpal took up various professions to hoodwink the police

Soon after the incident, the accused left Delhi and started living in Punjab, said the officer.

Jugraj was arrested by a police team in Punjab, but Satpal dodged the police for more than three years.

To hoodwink the police, the accused took up various professions such as photography, marketing of electronic items and even worked as a laborer, the police said.

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