Three still absconding, five held for murder of university official in Meerut


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The important accused and his two accomplices are, nonetheless, absconding. (Representational Image)

Police right here on Sunday arrested five individuals in reference to the murder of a 47-year-old official of a non-public university. The important accused and his two accomplices are, nonetheless, absconding.

Police stated that Sanjay Gautam, the workplace superintendent of the university’s science college, was on his means house on Saturday night when a gang of eight individuals on three motorbikes intercepted him close to the Baghpat highway and beat him to loss of life.

The important accused, Vineet took Gautam at a gunpoint whereas others attacked him with bricks, police stated. “The attackers beat him (Gautam) till he fell unconscious and then fled. They fired in air to disperse the crowd which had gathered on the spot following the gruesome incident. We have seized the CCTV footage of the crime scene and also from that of the Subharti University in which the attackers were clearly seen chasing the deceased from the main gate of the university,” stated SP (Meerut City) Akhilesh Narain Singh.

“We identified the accused with help of eyewitness and staff members of the university when they were shown the CCTV footages. They were arrested from their homes early Sunday. While five of the total eight accused have been arrested, a search in on to trace the remaining three,” stated SSP Ajay Sahni.

Those arrested have been recognized as Vishal Dahia, Rohit Pradhan, Aditya, Akash and Abhishek (all aged between 25 and 30), whereas the principle accused, Vineet, and his two accomplices, Sagar and Lucky are but to be arrested. Police stated that they’ve impounded three bikes utilized by the assailants.

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