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20-year-old kills colleague for ATM card in Kota, held

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The Times Of India
28th September, 2019 04:48 IST

Kota: The city police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old youth for allegedly killing his colleague, stealing his ATM card and withdrawing over Rs 60,000 from his bank account. The accused was on Friday produced before the court that handed him over to the police for remand.

The police arrested the accused Naveen Vaishnav, a native of Sangod area, for the murder of 32-year-old Rajkumar Meghwal alias Raju, a native of Arneta village in Bundi district.

The accused youth brutally killed his colleague for money. The mutilated body with the head severely crushed with stones was recovered from the bushes in Ranpur area under Anantpura police station of the city on Monday. The accused was in debt and in order to pay off the debt, he conspired to kill his colleague after noticing a considerable money in his bank account, said SHO at Anantpura police station Daivesh Bhardwaj.

Rajkumar and Naveen worked in the same private firm in Kota city and Naveen had noticed the ATM pin and balance of Rs 1.50 lakh in Rajkumar’s bank account while he was withdrawing money a few days ago and since then, he was in search of a chance to steal his ATM card but could not succeed, the SHO said. He then conspired to murder Rajkumar, he added.

Accordingly, the accused on Saturday last week, took Rajkumar to Ranpur area on pretext of showing him a girl for marriage, where at an isolated jungle, he crushed his head brutally with stones and stole the ATM card from his pocket and later threw the body in the bushes, he said.

The accused, during September 21 to 24 withdrew Rs 65,000 in instalments through Rajkumar’s ATM, the SHO said.

Police, following scientific and technical investigation, arrested Naveen Vaishnav (20) on Thursday, who during initial interrogation confessed to have committed the crime after failing to steal Rajkumar’s ATM card, the SHO said and added the accused was on Friday produced before the court that handed him over to police for remand.

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