Sad along with her son’s marriage, a 42-year-old woman allegedly employed two contract killers to homicide her daughter-in-law, who was shot lifeless by the hitmen on Tuesday, police mentioned on Friday.
The mother-in-law and the 2 hitmen have been arrested.
Senior officers conscious of the matter mentioned that 30-year-old Soni (who goes by a single identify) was shot lifeless at her dwelling in Chhapraula village in Greater Noida on Tuesday.
Police mentioned Soni, who was from Bihar, lived along with her husband Mausam (who additionally goes by a single identify), her 10-year-old daughter, and her brother Piyush at their Greater Noida residence. This was Soni’s second marriage.
In his criticism to the police, Mausam mentioned he suspected Soni’s first husband Vinod to be behind her killing. On his criticism, an FIR was registered in opposition to Vinod on the cost of homicide, officers mentioned.
Nonetheless, throughout investigation, police discovered that Vinod was not concerned within the crime.
“We received to know that Mausam’s mom, Geeta Devi, was not proud of Mausam marrying Soni. Additional investigation revealed that it was she who employed two contract killers, recognized as Sachin Yadav (28) and Umesh Singh (24), for a sum of ₹1 lakh, to homicide her daughter-in-law,” mentioned Suniti, DCP (Central Noida). The three suspects have been arrested on Friday.
Throughout investigation, police got here throughout the photographs of the 2 assailants on a CCTV digicam footage recovered from close to Soni’s residence, following which they have been tracked down.
“Yadav, a resident of Chipyana Khurd village and Singh, a resident of Outdated Haibatpur have been apprehended round 8am throughout vehicle-checking on Bisrakh highway. Upon interrogation, they revealed that they have been paid by Geeta to shoot Soni,” mentioned Suniti.
On the revelations made by the suspects, Geeta was arrested from her residence in dwelling village, in Tigdi space of Ghaziabad. She informed police that she was sad with Soni and Mausam’s relationship as they each belonged to the identical village in Bihar and have been distantly associated, mentioned the DCP.
“Additionally, after getting married to Soni, Mausam stopped sending cash to his mother and father, which additional antagonised Geeta. So as to evade suspicion, Geeta pretended to grieve for her daughter-in-law and even accompanied Mausam over the last rites and cremation,” she mentioned.
Police mentioned Geeta knew Sachin Yadav via her husband. She contacted him in August, and complained to him about her daughter-in-law.“Later, Yadav met Geeta at her residence in Ghaziabad and she or he provided to pay him to get rid of Soni. Geeta paid Yadav an advance of ₹50,000 earlier than the crime and promised him ₹50,000 extra after a profitable hit,” mentioned RC Pandey, ACP-2, Central Noida.
Pandey mentioned the hitmen fired three pictures at Soni and fled.“Soni was shot within the head, neck and waist, as per the autopsy report,” mentioned the ACP.
The police additionally recovered the weapon and the motorbike utilized by the suspects.“Throughout the restoration of the weapon, Yadav snatched a police officer’s gun from his holster and tried to shoot the police in an try to flee. Police fired in retaliation, injuring Yadav within the leg and one other FIR has been registered in opposition to him on the cost of try to homicide of the Indian Penal Code,” mentioned the ACP.
Whereas Geeta and Singh have been remanded to judicial custody, Yadav has been admitted to a hospital for remedy for a gunshot wound. He will probably be produced earlier than the court docket as soon as he’s discharged from hospital, mentioned police.