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Lawyer duo of mother-daughter murder solved, 4 arrested

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) Police today claimed to have arrested four persons from Balasore in Orissa in connection with the March 12 Siddhartha Enclave murder of two High Court women lawyers.

All the four, all between 21 and 27 years of age, including main accused Bhaskar Mahalik (27), were produced before a Judicial Magistrate yesterday after their arrest and are being brought to Delhi, Jt Commissioner (Crime) Ranjit Narayan told mediapersons.

''They will be produced before a Delhi court on April 26,'' he said.

Main accused Bhaskar Mahalik worked in the neighbourhood of the mother-daughter duo, who were murdered on March 11/12 night at their Siddhartha Enclave residence in South Delhi, about one-and-a-half years back and informed his 'associates' about the vulnerable target following which the heinous crime was committed, said the Jt CP.

''Presently he is working at a Chinese restaurant at INA Market.'' The other three -- Bhagwan Mahalik (23), Niranjan Mahalik (24) and Jagbandhu Dass (21) -- also hailed from Orissa and were domestic helps at various places in Delhi, he said.

''More than a kilogram of jewellery, a diamond necklace, gold coins, gold statue of goddess, watches and 73 US dollars were recovered from the possession of the four accused,'' he added.

The case worked out on the basis of 'traditional policing method' was crcked after the questioning of over 300 people, Mr Narayan said.

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