Missing south Delhi builder murdered for jewels and cash

first_imgThe decomposed body of a builder was recovered from a flat in Noida’s Sector-92 on Monday, two days after he went missing from his GK-II residence in south Delhi, the police said.Three persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of Vinod Kumar Gupta alias Bansal (55), the owner of BCC Developers, which has construction sites across Punjabi Bagh, Faridabad, Noida and Neemrana in Rajasthan.”Deepak Kumar, 25, and Sonu, both from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, were detained for questioning in Tilak Nagar area of west Delhi and Pratapgarh respectively on Sunday,” additional commissioner of police ( South- East) Ajay Chaudhary said. They were arrested on Monday.Rakesh, who bought the jewellery stolen from the builder, has also been arrested.The builder was reported missing by his family after he left his South Delhi home on Friday night, saying he had some urgent work in Sarita Vihar. But instead, he was lured to the Sector- 92 flat by Sonu, who had known Gupta for some years, the police said.Gupta’s phone was switched off a few hours later and his sedan was found abandoned near Pari Chowk in Greater Noida on Saturday.”During investigations, we found that Sonu, a native of Pratapgarh, had made around seven calls to the victim. We found that Sonu was missing from his house and posted a team to nab him,” Chaudhary said.The police lay in wait for Deepak at Tilak Nagar, where his sister-in-law stays.Chaudhary said that on grilling Deepak, he revealed the whereabouts of the body.advertisementThe police said that Sonu, a childhood friend of Deepak and Rakesh, had bragged to his friends that the wealthy builder used to carry loads of cash and jewellery on him. Deepak, a driver, and Sonu, currently unemployed, then enlisted the help of another friend called Dilip to rob Gupta.The three arrived in the Capital on Friday.”Sonu was in touch with Gupta throughout Friday and called him to Noida at night on the pretext of discussing some business,” the ACP said. The three lay in wait at the house and murdered Gupta when he resisted the robbery bid.After murdering Gupta, they looted his jewellery and cash, the police said. “They had planned to take his car but abandoned it out of fear of being caught,” Chaudhary added.Later, the police picked up Rakesh, but Dilip, who used to do menial jobs at home, is still on the run.However, a friend of the family said they suspected a prominent builder to be involved. ” We have named a few persons in the FIR, including a prominent builder but the police have not taken any action, since he is an influential person,” the friend, who declined to be named, said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img

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