The Delhi Police Crime Department on Sunday arrested 4 extra folks in reference to the homicide of 25-year-old Rinku Sharma in Mangolpuri. 5 folks had been arrested earlier.
Sharma, who labored as a lab assistant at a hospital, was allegedly dragged out of his home and stabbed to dying by a bunch of males on the evening of February 10. His brother, Mannu (19), who’s a member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s youth wing, alleged that Rinku was killed by the accused as a result of he actively participated in donation drives for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The VHP and BJP leaders additionally claimed Sharma was killed for being a part of the drive. Nevertheless, police have denied these allegations and mentioned the 2 sides fought over their failed enterprise.
Senior cops mentioned the sufferer and accused fought at a celebration over their meals joints in Rohini. The meals joints closed final 12 months after they bumped into losses. Later round midnight, the accused went to Sharma’s home, the place Sharma and his brother had been standing exterior with sticks. A combat broke out between the 2 events over the identical challenge and Sharma was stabbed within the again, mentioned police.
The 4 arrested on Sunday have been recognized as Deen Mohd (40), Dilshan (22), Fayaiz (21) and Faizan (21), all residents of Mangolpuri. Extra PRO Delhi Police Anil Mittal mentioned, “After analyzing witnesses and CCTV footage, the Crime Department group arrested 4 individuals.”
Police additionally shared a clip from the CCTV footage, which confirmed a bunch of 5-6 males thrashing Sharma with sticks. Police mentioned this clip was used to establish the 4 accused.
Up to now, police have arrested 9 individuals in reference to the homicide. The Outer district police arrested 5 males — Zahid (26), Mehtaab (20), Danish (36), Islam (45) and Tazuddin (30) — a day after the incident. The case was then transferred to the Crime Department. Police mentioned the accused reside in the identical locality and are associated to one another.
Sharma’s mom Radha Devi mentioned, “We don’t care about their faith however they need to be hanged. They brutally thrashed my son and us. Additionally they tried to set our home on hearth. We’ve identified their households for years. They betrayed our belief. I’m completely happy that police arrested the 9 males.”
Safety within the locality has been stepped up after locals and VHP employees protested in opposition to the households of the accused. Members of VHP and BJP had additionally held a prayer assembly exterior Sharma’s home on February 14 and demanded capital punishment for the accused.
VHP nationwide spokesperson Vinod Bansal mentioned Sharma was a “Ram bhakt” who was killed as a result of he was amassing funds for the development of Ram temple. Police mentioned they’re investigating the matter and looking out into all allegations.