|Police solves blind murder case, arrests two |
Early Times Report
Leh, Sept 12: Jammu and Kashmir Police has claimed to solve a blind murder case by arresting two accused, both residents of Bihar, in this border town in Ladakh.
A police spokesperson on Thursday said that Police Post Housing Colony Leh received information on September 8 that one person, identified as Dhan Bhadur Khatri, resident of Nepal, has been killed in a rented room at New Bus stand near maxi cab union office.
"On receipt of this information, police parties from Police Station Leh and PP Housing Colony registered a case and immediately started investigations," he said.
The teams succeeded in arresting two accused persons who were about to flee from Leh. They were identified as Lalu Sah and Raja Babu, both residents of Bihar, electricians by profession, he said.
During further questioning, the main accused Lalu Sah revealed that the victim used to get water for the tenants and clean the rooms for petty amounts. On that fateful night, they planned a party together and all got drunk where a scuffle took place amongst them due to some money owed to the deceased, he said.
The police said the main accused Lalu got agitated and hit the victim on his head with hammer and Karanti, killing him on spot. "The accused later fled away from the scene of crime," he said.