Sketches of Delhi businessman’s murder suspects released

April 10th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Working on eyewitness accounts, Delhi Police Thursday released sketches of three men who allegedly shot dead businessman Arun Gupta three days ago near his south Delhi home. “We have prepared sketches of three men on the basis of eyewitness accounts and one accused appears to be a minor,” a senior police official said, adding that no major breakthrough had been achieved in the investigation so far.

“The portraits were prepared by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) by using modern software,” he added.

Gupta, 47, was shot dead Monday morning by three unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants barely a few metres from his home in Kalkaji, 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 them got down from the bike and pumped two bullets in Gupta’s head, killing him.

Gupta’s wife Sadhna later said 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 had 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.

Police said it had also interrogated some women who allegedly were “friendly” with the deceased.

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