Muradi Road murder case solved: Details emerge in stabbing to death of store owner, 2 held
Hours after a shoe store owner in busy Muradi market Road was allegedly stabbed to death with his body found in the shop, the police said it has solved the case by arresting two men after holding intense search of some 180 hotels.
Two house painters were arrested for killing 58-year-old shoe store owner, Islam Ahmad, in Muradi Road in Batla House leaving residents in deep shock. The OT had reported about the incident in the morning.
The arrested accused identified as Mehraj Alam (32) and Taufiq (21) originally from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, said police, adding that they allegedly stabbed to death Ahmad in his shoe shop in Muradi Road. They were staying in Jamia Nagar for years.
The two men stole Ahmad’s mobile phone with the intention of stealing over Rs 40,000 he had in his online wallet, the police said, adding that they had earlier worked at the victim’s house on August 29 and 30.
Seeing him alone inside the shop, the accused allegedly stabbed him with a knife. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Esha Pandey said the police received a call at 12.20 am regarding the murder of a man at a shop on Muradi Road in Batla House on Tuesday. When the police reached the spot, Ahmad was found lying unconscious with stab injuries on his neck. He was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre but declared dead on arrival, she said. The deceased was a resident of Shaheen Bagh.
The police put Ahmad’s mobile phone on technical surveillance after the son of the deceased was examined who revealed that he was called from his father’s mobile by a stranger who was giving misleading information. Later, the police staff came to know the location of that mobile phone in Paharganj. After searches in around 180 hotels and lodges, police apprehended the suspects, Pandey said.
“During interrogation, the two disclosed that while painting the victim’s house, they saw that there was a balance of more than Rs 40,000 in his Paytm account and they wanted to steal that money. So, they killed him and fled with his mobile phone,” she said.
Blood stained clothes and knife has been recovered on their instance.