Meerut: Raj Kumar, a man from Uttar Pradesh, accused of murder and rape, wanted ‘to start a new life’ by killing another man while on bail.
Out on bail, he made plans to escape from the criminal cases on him by faking his own death. So, he killed a man, defaced him, and put his own aadhar card to him to make it look like that he died, as per reported by Times Of India.
Approaching the man at a bar, Kumar offered to give him money and clothes. The man agreed and fell in the trap.
The accused took him to a forest near Bulandshahr’s Chatari area, killed him along with his wife and an associate.
He then destroyed his face with a chemical and put his aadhar card to him to fool the police, left fora secret location to start a new life.
While the mutilated face of the man and Kumar’s aadhar card bewildered the police at first but on investigation they interrogated his wife and she gave them her husband’s location.
“We landed on the first clue after our investigating team recorded the statement of Kumar’s wife and took his mobile number. We traced the mobile to a man in Aligarh. He told police that the phone was sold to him on September 24, hours after the murder. When we showed him the Aadhaar card, he identified Raj Kumar as the seller”, Bulandshahr’s senior superintendent of police (SSP), Santosh Kumar, said to Times Of India.
“Kumar, his wife and their aide Dharmendra Sharma have been arrested”, said the SSP.
“Facing a murder case, Kumar was out on bail. He is currently wanted in a rape case registered at Qarsi police station in Aligarh. To save himself from the pending criminal cases, he conspired to kill the man and fake his death”, he added.