New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) They had a massive itch for an extravagant trip to Shimla, the mountainous capital of Himachal Pradesh. And it had to be fulfilled even if it involved taking away a life.
To satiate their craving, four desperadoes killed a Delhi-based executive, decamped in his car and splurged by pulling out money from the deceased's credit cards.
But the law finally caught up with them, and two of the criminals who carried out the killing of the executive with a chilling ruthlessness, are now cooling their heels in jail.
It all happened on October 13. Sandeepan Naimiyar, a sales officer in an MNC at Moti Nagar (west Delhi), left for a business trip to Hisar in Haryana in a Wagon R. Soon after crossing Delhi, he was accosted by the four desperadoes, identified as Bijender Singh (24), Amit Hooda (21), Arvind and Rohit -- all residents of Rohtak in Haryana.
Bijender and Amit, who were apprehended, later told police that the four of them had been planning to visit Shimla. They spotted a Wagon R and stopped it. Bijender, Amit and Arvind forcibly got into the car while Rohit followed them on a motorcycle.
Barely some distance away from Sonepat, they strangulated Naimiyar and dumped his body in a canal. They then sped away in his car after taking his credit cards, wrist watch and a handbag.
A worried Smriti Naimiyar informed the police after she failed to get in touch with her husband for the entire day. She registered a complaint at the Moti Nagar Police station on October 14. A missing report was also filed by the victim's brother-in-law in Hisar.
A team, headed by Moti Nagar SHO Bir Singh and under the supervision of Mr Ramchander, ACP, Patel Nagar, was constituted to work out the missing report lodged by the deceased's wife.
Mr Bir Singh said the team found that three mobile phones were purchased using Naimiyar's credit cards. ''We kept a track of the phone calls and arrested Bijender Singh and Amit Hooda,'' he said.
On sustained interrogation, the accused, who claim to be unemployed, disclosed that all the four entered Delhi at night after committing the crime and started spending money drawn through the credit cards of the deceased.
''However, they were tracked down through surveillance and arrested,'' Mr Singh said.
All the belongings of the victim, including the car, two credit cards, wrist watch and handbag were recovered from them.
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