Bhopal: Youth arrested for murder of bank official

Bhopal: Within twenty-four hours of the crime, Bhopal police on Monday arrested a youth who allegedly stabbed a Chief Manager of the Punjab and Sind Bank, Avinash Nagpal, at his house last night.

"Based on the evidence from the scene of crime, we managed to arrest Shailendra Yadav (32), who brutally murdered Nagpal at his flat in the posh Shalimar Enclave," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Yogesh Choudhry said.

Yadav once worked as a driver at the Provident Fund (PF) Department where Nagpal occasionally went for official work. Therefore, Nagpal knew Yadav, the SSP said.

PF office later sacked Yadav because of long absences from the duty.

Yadav allegedly learnt that Nagpal lived alone and kept a lot of cash in the house. Last night, he broke into the house.

But Nagpal returned in the middle of the robbery. Seeing him, Yadav panicked, thinking that Nagpal would recognise him.

He stabbed Nagpal, injuring him grievously, and dropped cash of Rs 16,000 that he had stuffed into shirt on the floor, the SSP said.