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14-day PC for accused in Siddhartha Enclave double murder

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) A city court today remanded four accused in the sensational double murder of two women lawyers in Siddhartha Enclave in 14-day police custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ravinder Bedi remanded Bhaskar Mahalik, Jagabandhu Das, Niranjan Maliik and Bhagwan Mallik to police custody for further interrogation.

The police sought remand the remand of the four to recover stolen goods which were not recovered by them earlier. The police would also interrogate other persons' involvement in the case.

The Crime Branch of Delhi police arrested them in Balasore, Orissa on April 23. The accused are in their early 30s. During their interrogation, the accused admitted their involvement in the murder of the mother-daughter duo on March 11 in their south Delhi residence. Bhaskar allegedly confessed to having masterminded the murder-cum-robbery. The Delhi police also recovered the gold and silver jewellery he had stolen from women lawyers' flat. The police also seized other stolen goods from other the three accused, according to a senior police officer.

Seventy-three-year-old Swarna Mahajan and her 48-year-old-daughter Anuradha, both practising lawyers at the Delhi High Court, were found dead inside their flat on March 12 morning.

All the accused were arrested under sections 302 (murder), 394 (robbery) and 34 (Common intention to commit a crime) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


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