Gangster kills 8 to avenge father`s death, held

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 20:01

New Delhi: A dreaded gangster, who carries a
reward of Rs one lakh for alleged involvement in the killing
of eight people to avenge his father`s death, was arrested
here, police said on Wednesday.

Anil Rohilla and his associate Sunil, both residents of
Haryana, were arrested from Narela in north-west Delhi
yesterday and police recovered a huge cache of sophisticated
weapons like four 9 mm bore pistols, 1 .32 bore pistol, 3
spare magazines and 65 live cartridges from their possession.
Rohilla was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh for his
involvement in eight cases of murder and one of attempt to
murder and was evading the police for the past four years.

Acting on a specific input, police laid a trap at MIG
flats in Narela and intercepted two persons who fired at
police party but were overpowered.

During interrogation, Rohilla revealed that his family has
a criminal history and his father Ram Niwas was involved in
five cases of murder his elder brother Sombir is involved in
two cases of murder in Haryana.

"He stated that his family has a running feud with another
family belonging to Phool Singh in his village. In the year
2000, his father Ram Niwas alias Rame was shot dead by Phool
Singh," Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and
Railways, said.
"He and his brother Sombir decided to take revenge which
led to a bloody trail of revenge and bloodshed. The two formed
a gang to avenge the killing of their father," Chand said.

After his father`s murder, Rohilla shifted to Delhi but
they kept changing places due to threat from the rival gang.

In the year 2007, he formed a gang to take revenge and
also started committing robberies to finance his activities,
Chand said.

Sunil had also been involved in several robbery cases.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 20:01

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