New Delhi: In an apparent case of love
rivalry, a 20-year-old college student allegedly abducted his
friend with the help of three associates and killed the victim
after drugging him, police said on Friday.
Rudarvesh Tanwar and his friends Sachin Kadyan, Manesh
Kumar and Dhruvesh Goswami were arrested this afternoon for
allegedly kidnapping and murdering Aashish.
The four accused not only killed the victim, but also
phoned his parents after the incident and demanded a ransom of
Rs 50 lakh for his release, they said.
Police action came on a complaint filed by businessman
Ashok Kumar, who alleged that his son went to a birthday party
in Dwarka but did not returned.
"The complainant tried to contact his son but there was
no response. At around 7.30 PM yesterday, he got a call
demanding Rs 50 lakh for the release of his son," DCP (South-
West District) A K Ojha said.
The caller made a fresh call this morning and asked for
the same amount, but the demand was struck for Rs 30 lakh. The
victim`s father was asked to arrive at a Metro station to
deliver the money.
Though the callers changed the location, police arrested
Tanwar and Kadyan who came to collect the money and nabbed
Kumar and Goswami at their instance.
It was after their arrest, police came to know that
Aashish had been murdered in Rohini at a rented accommodation,
He said Tanwar, who is pursuing BBA from DIMT College,
Kurukshetra University, was the classmate of the victim in
school and both had altercation over a girl.
"The arrested accused revealed that Tanwar wanted to
settle his personal score with the victim and planned to
extort money from their parents. It was predetermined that the
victim was to be killed as and when he becomes unconscious
with sedatives," the DCP said.