Two held for ayurvedic institute director’s killing

March 21st, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Two men have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering the director of an ayurvedic institute here over his illicit relations, the police said Friday. Mahesh Gupta, 32, and Neeraj Bindal, 23, were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering T. Bhikshapati, 52, director of the Central Research Institute of Ayurveda in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area.

A scooter, a motorbike and a Santro car were seized from them.

The police said investigations started Thursday after the victim’s wife reported that her husband was missing since March 9.

She told the police she suspected that her husband has been kidnapped.

“During the search of the victim’s house, three diaries and some letters were recovered, through which it was established that he was having illicit relations with a girl Kavita (name changed),” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Delhi) Sharad Agarwal.

“Kavita’s brother Mahesh was interrogated at length and he later confessed to killing Bhikshapati and disposing of his body,” Agarwal added.

The police said Mahesh came into contact with Bhikshapati two years ago, when he went to the institute for buying some medicines.

Both of them became good friends and Bhikshapati started visiting his house. He developed an intimate relationship with Mahesh’s sister during these visits.

The police said Mahesh connived with his friend and killed Bhikshapati because of his relationship with his sister.

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