Regardless of acquiring police remand of the 2 suspects within the homicide and dismemberment of 40-year-old Ankit Khokhar, the Ghaziabad police have failed to recuperate the latter’s remains. Kokhar, a PhD scholar, was murdered allegedly by his landlord Umesh Sharma in Modinagar on October 6.
“The 2 suspects, Umesh and his cousin Pravesh Sharma, had been remanded to our custody on Sunday and Monday. With their assist, we’ve recovered Khokhar’s bike, laptop computer and bag. Nonetheless, we didn’t discover Khokhar’s remains. Now we have now expanded the search to the rest of the Nationwide Capital Area,” stated Iraj Raja, deputy commissioner of police (rural).
After his arrest on December 14, Umesh informed police that he strangled Khokhar at his home in Modinagar, dismembered the physique in three items and dumped them at three totally different areas – Khatauli (Muzaffarnagar), close to japanese peripheral expressway and the higher Ganga canal in Ghaziabad, law enforcement officials stated. Umesh and Pravesh face expenses of homicide, destruction of proof and felony conspiracy.
“In case Khokhar’s remains usually are not recovered, we nonetheless have ample proof to construct a powerful case towards the suspects. Now we have forensic proof from the scene of crime, digital proof of withdrawal of cash from the deceased man’s ATM playing cards and likewise the suspicious motion of Umesh when he went to dispose of Khokhar’s remains on the three areas. The automobile through which Umesh went to the three areas was recovered and belongs to Umesh’s pal, who didn’t know what Umesh used it for. With this proof, we might file a chargesheet within the subsequent 15-20 days,” Raja added.
In accordance to police, Ankit, who was from Baghpat district, was Umesh’s tenant for no less than six months earlier than he was murdered on October 6. He was the one surviving member of his household and had offered his parental property for ₹1 crore three months earlier than the homicide, law enforcement officials stated.
At the very least three months earlier than the homicide, Umesh had taken a mortgage of ₹40 lakh from Ankit. After the homicide, Umesh withdrew ₹20 lakh utilizing Ankit’s playing cards and codes in numerous denominations via on-line banking and automatic teller machines (ATM), investigators stated.
He later gave Ankit’s ATM card to his pal, Pravesh, and requested him to withdraw more cash, police added.