Police arrest nephew for murder of scion of Siswa estate

Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 20:41

Gorakhpur (UP): Police on Sunday claimed to
have solved the murder case of the scion of erstwhile Siswa
estate Devendra Singh, following the arrest of his nephew who
allegedly hired killers for Rs 20 lakh.

Thakur Manvendra Singh, elder brother of former state
minister Shivendra Singh, allegedly plotted to get his uncle
Devendra Singh murdered on January 20 following a family feud
over `benami` property, police said.

Police have arrested one of the contract killers Afzal
while his accomplice Parvez is still at large, DIG Aseem Arun
said.

Five people have so far been arrested in the case, he
said, adding that Afzal was arrested on Friday from Gorakhpur
railway station.

Several articles which were looted from Devendra were
recovered from the arrested persons including a mobile and a
chain, the police claimed.

Shivendra Singh accused the police of implicating his
brother in a false case as they were unable to arrest real
culprits.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 20:41

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