The detective department of Kolkata police has cracked the case of murder of a city-based real estate dealer, who was found dead allegedly with his throat slit in Mihijam, Jharkhand, with the arrest of two persons in the city.
Police sources identified the two arrested in connection with the murder of promoter Md Saif Khan, a resident of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road as Mohammad Aftab Alam and Nazre Alam. They were arrested from the Ekbalpore area.
A senior officer of the anti-rowdy section of the detective department of Kolkata Police said based on tip-offs and tracking the mobile tower location of the cellphone of the deceased, officers zeroed in on two suspects and during interrogation the two, according to an officer, admitted to having committed the crime.
According to the officer they decided to eliminate the promoter following a tiff with him over repayment of a loan that the duo had allegedly taken from him. Police sources said that the deceased, apart from dealing in real estate, also used to lend money.
According to police the accused revealed during interrogation that they had borrowed Rs 15 lakh from Saif Khan. They were still to make repayment of Rs 4-5 lakhs, which were due. As pressure mounted on them, they had plotted to eliminate him.
According to the source, the accused revealed that they had knocked the promoter unconscious with sleeping pills and then put him inside the boot of a car in which they took him to Jharkhand, where they killed him. They, however, returned to the city riding his scooter, on which the victim had allegedly left his residence.
Khan’s blood-stained body was recovered by Mihijam police from a desolate place near some bushes at Mihijam, Jharkhand. His family in the meantime had filed a missing person diary at New Market police station after he failed to return home on Tuesday night. Khan had left that night at around 7 p.m. saying he was going to meet a friend.
A mobile phone, the key of his scooter, and cash of Rs 5,000 were recovered from the body by Mihijam police. The accused had been taken to Jharkhand on transit remand by the Mihijam police.