Mastermind behind death of trans person in Delhi arrested
Police had recovered the dead body on January 15 from Delhi’s Rajouri Garden. The body had deep cut marks on the neck and behind the right ear.
By Tanseem Haider: The mastermind behind the alleged murder of a transgender person was arrested by Delhi Police on Wednesday. Police had recovered the dead body on January 15 from Delhi’s Rajouri Garden. The body had deep cut marks on the neck and behind the right ear.
The deceased was later identified as Sakir Hussain alias Bada Kalu alias Pinki, a resident of Raghubir Nagar.
A case was registered and during the investigation, police arrested a 26-year-old man identified as Krishan. During the police interrogation, Kishan revealed that the mastermind behind the murder was a man named Bharat Chawla alias Charu. Kishan said that Bharat’s cousin Vicky and his friend Pradeep were also accomplices in the crime.
Police then arrested the three accused on Wednesday.
They told the police that Bharat Chawla used to perform dances and songs at birth and wedding ceremonies in the Punjabi Bagh area to earn money. Pinki also gave performances in the same area and Bharat had objected to it. The two had a quarrel over the issue and Pinki allegedly “insulted” Bharat.
Bharat then hatched a plan to take revenge on Pinki and told Vicky, Kishan and Pradeep that he would give them Rs 50,000 if they carried out Pinki’s murder.
According to their plan, Bharat gave his car to the three others on January 13. Vicky and Kishan met Pinki at around 11:30 pm near the roundabout in Punjabi Bagh. The two took Pinki to a place and gave her milk spiked with drugs.
When she became unconscious, the three accused allegedly started attacking Pinki with bamboo sticks and other sharp weapons. She died on the spot and Kishan took a photo of her dead body. All three then ran away from the spot and went to Bharat’s house.
They showed him the photograph as proof of Pinki’s death and also gave him the weapons and the car that they used to commit the crime.
Bharat then allegedly gave them Rs 45,000 for completing the crime.
Police have now recovered the car and the weapons and are further investigating the case.
Courtesy : India Today
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