Two held for killing DJB official

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested on the charges of robbing and murdering a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) official in west Delhi while one accused is on the run, police said on Friday.

Amit Rathi, 24, a Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA), and his accomplice Rahul Bhatia, 21, are residents of Bhajanpura and were arrested on Thursday night from their hideouts in that area, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishi Pal said.

They had shot dead DJB Section Officer Babu Ram Yadav, posted in Paschim Vihar, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday while he was on way to deliver cash and bank documents at his son’s office in Rohini’s Sector-16.

Rathi told the police that he was facing a financial crisis and had come to know that Yadav would deliver a huge amount of money at his son’s office.

He hatched a conspiracy with Bhatia and Jagdeep to rob Yadav, the officer added.

A car and bank documents they snatched from Babu Ram Yadav have been recovered from them. A manhunt is on to nab Jagdeep, the police said.

–IANS

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