Agra: A 25-year-old was kidnapped by his mates for a ransom of Rs. 2 crores on June twenty first. He was later murdered the identical night time after which cremated at Balkeshwar Ghat after they handed him off as a Covid affected person.
Sachin Chauhan was the one son of chilly storage proprietor Suresh Chauhan, his members of the family had filed a lacking individual criticism however he couldn’t be traced.
On Sunday night time, the Particular Job Power obtained a tip-off after which they detained 5 individuals, together with Sachin’s shut pal Harsh Chauhan, who’s the son of his father’s enterprise companion. They confessed to the homicide which led to the arrest of Sachin Aswani, 32, Pleased Khanna, 35, Manoj Bansal, 30, Rinku, 25, and Harsh Chauhan, 24.
In response to police, Sachin and Harsh used to continuously go to a sports activities membership owned by Aswani in Agra’s Dayalbagh space.
Sachin grew to become mates with Aswani and started to borrow cash from him. When the borrowed quantity reached Rs 40 lakh, Aswani requested Sachin to return the cash, however he was not prepared to pay it again.
Aswani and Harsh then made a plan to kidnap Sachin and demand a ransom of Rs 2 crore from his father.
On June 21, Aswani referred to as Sachin to affix them for a booze social gathering at Khaspur village. He was allegedly smothered to demise by the accused.
SSP Muniraj G. mentioned, “In a bid to mislead the police, the accused bought PPE kits from a medical shop in Kamla Nagar and after covering themselves, they cremated his body at Balkeshwar under a fake name. The next day, Aswani’s cousin Happy Khanna and his friend Rinku collected his ashes and immersed them in the Yamuna.”
STF inspector Uday Pratap Singh mentioned that the accused made the error of giving one among their relative’s contact numbers on the ghat. After cremation, Pleased’s pal Manoj Bansal took Sachin’s cell phone to Kanpur to mislead the police. Police mentioned that Manoj was to make the ransom name for Rs 2 crore however he couldn’t collect the braveness to take action.
“When he got a call from Sachin’s mother on his number, he told her that Sachin was sleeping and they were in Noida,” mentioned the police.
The household acquired suspicious and filed a lacking criticism on June 22, police mentioned.
(With data from IANS)