Probe into Delhi businessman’s murder widened

April 9th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Expanding the ambit of investigations into the killing of city-based businessman Arun Gupta, Delhi Police Wednesday quizzed his brothers-in-law and some women who allegedly had intimate ties with him. “We have quizzed Sneh and his brother Dinesh Mittal in the morning and some women, but no breakthrough has been reached,” said a senior police official.

“In our investigations, we have found Gupta had intimate relations with some women. His personal and family relations are under scrutiny,” he added.

Gupta, 47, was shot dead Monday morning by three unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants barely a few metres from his home in Kalkaji, south Delhi, while he was on his way to his electronic goods shop in Bhagirath Palace in Old Delhi.

The assailants waylaid Gupta’s WagonR car near a pastry shop flagging him to roll down his car window. As soon as he did so, one of the assailants got down from the bike and pumped two bullets in Gupta’s head, killing him.

Gupta’s wife Sadhna, after Arun Gupta’s gunning down, alleged her brothers Sneh and Dinesh Mittal could be behind the murder due to a property row.

“They had threatened to kill my husband over a property dispute and no one else could be behind the murder,” she said.

According to the police, after the death last year of Madan Lal Mittal, the father-in-law of Gupta, the Gupta family and the Mittals were not on good terms.

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