The Meerut police arrested 4 individuals late on Monday night time for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man in Sardhana city on Saturday. Following the demise of Deepak Prajapati, Hindu outfit members led by BJP legislator from Sardhana Sangeet Som staged an indication demanding quick arrest of the killers.
Meanwhile, Som visited Deepak’s home on Tuesday afternoon and handed over Rs 5 lakh to the members of the family. “The only place for criminals in the Yogi Adityanath government is either in jail or they are killed in encounter. Our CM is committed to provide a crime-free society in the state, and we are working to achieve that. In the previous regime of the Akhilesh Yadav government, criminals used to roam outside without any fear from police,” mentioned Som.
According to police, the deceased particular person, Deepak, had a relationship with the sister of one of many accused, Shadab (23). Deepak used to allegedly blackmail the girl by threatening to submit her “objectionable” pictures on-line. He additionally allegedly extorted Rs 2 lakh from her. On January 7, Deepak launched some pictures of her in a number of WhatsApp teams after she had refused to present him more cash, police added.
“Deepak was shot dead by Shadab and three others on Saturday night after he shared a few obscene photographs of the latter’s sister in some WhatsApp groups. During interrogation, Shadab told us that Deepak had earlier taken Rs 2 lakh from sister during the last two years. His sister had stolen the money from her home to pay up. This time, Deepak was again demanding Rs 50,000 more from her sister and also blackmailed her,” mentioned Keshav Kumar, SP (Rural).
He added that after his sister’s pictures have been extensively shared within the city, Shadab allegedly joined palms with the three different accused – Nadeem, Mayur and Sameer – to kill Deepak. They laid a lure to kill Deepak whereas he was returning home together with his buddy after having dinner at a neighborhood restaurant on Saturday night time, Kumar mentioned.
“Initially, Mayur opened fire on Deepak, but missed his aim. Then Shadab shot Deepak from a close range. All the four accused have now been arrested and have confessed to their crime,” mentioned Kumar.