Arrested in Delhi double murder case
NEW DELHI, April 13 (Xinhua) — Delhi Police has arrested a suspect in connection with the double killing of an elderly couple in the city’s Gokulpuri district, an official said.
The accused has been identified as Ashish Bhargav, a 29-year-old resident of Ghaziabad, who had an affair with the deceased couple’s daughter-in-law.
Razie Shyam Verma, 72, and his wife, Veena, 68, were found murdered in their home on Monday. The house was ransacked and the money and jewels were lost.
Verma retired as Deputy Principal of Delhi Government School in Karol Bagh. The couple had been living in the house for the last 38 years, with their son, Ravi Ratan.
During interrogation, daughter-in-law Monica told the police that she had planned and carried out the murders with the help of Ashish and his friend, Deputy Commissioner of Police (NE) Joy Terkey.
Monica comes up with the idea of killing the couple in December 2022, and Ashish agrees to help her. After completing their plan on February 20th, they decided to use secret phone numbers. Ashish arranged new SIM cards and handed one over to Monica at the parents’ house.
Ashish was arrested from Ghaziabad and will appear in court on Thursday and will be referred to the police for further investigation. Turki added: “Monica has been in remand for four days.
The police officer said that efforts are being made to catch Ashish Bhargav’s friend, Vikas, who is also wanted in the case and is on the run.