Chandigarh: Four youths have been arrested in connection with the murder of a couple and sexual assault of two girls in a village in Mewat district after
barging into the family's house and looting valuables.
Police said today that the arrested accused, all in their mid 20s, were identified as Rahul, Karamjeet, Sandeep and Amarjeet. All the four were putting up in an area located close to the village where the victims live.
While two of the accused work at a private warehouse as office helpers, two others are farmers.
Police said one of the victims who was assaulted by the four had spotted the four accused near the Kundli-Manesar- Palwal Expressway, which lies close to the victims' Dingerheri village in Mewat district, many times in the days before the crime.
A Special Investigation Team which had been formed after the incident which tracked down the accused yesterday.
After the incident, police had released sketches of the accused on the basis of the description given by the survivors.
On that fateful night, the assailants had first killed the couple with sharp-edged weapons and then injured six other members of the family, all of whom were sleeping in the house, located near the fields in the village.
They had also ransacked the house, an isolated structure located in the middle of farmland, and fled with some valuables including cash.
Among the injured were two women, aged 18 and 22 years, who were sexually assaulted by the assailants. They were relatives of the couple, according to police.
After committing the crime, the accused had tied the injured with ropes and escaped from the spot. Some residents living nearby found the injured after which the police was informed.