No 'hammerman' claims police; 80-yr-old arrested for teenager murder

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New Delhi, Sept 24 (UNI) Bringing down curtains on the 'hammerman' saga, the police have arrested two people including an 80-year-old woman from Baljit Nagar area of West Delhi, in connection with the August 10 murder of a teenage girl.

Following leads into the August 10 murder of 18-year-old Rajni in Baljeet Nagar, police arrested the brother-in-law of the deceased Sheriya alias Narsi and her grandmother Raji Devi, DCP (West) Robin Hibu told mediapersons.

''The blood stained clothes of the victim and the weapon of offence, iron plate (tawa) used in the murder has also been recovered.'' Claiming that no 'hammerman' existed, the DCP said the use of the iron plate gave the notion that a hammer had been used to bludgeon the victim.

Investigations have revealed that the murder was an 'in-house' job with close relatives involved in the case and that no 'hammerman' like creature existed, he said.

''It was a matter of money which involved the victim Rajni and her grandmother Raji Devi, who refused to give back her hard earned Rs 20,000.'' The DCP also said the two murders, in the district, in 2005 were due to injuries, in 2006 no such incident took place while this year of the seven cases reported, three were murders and four other deaths were due to injuries.


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