Rape-murder accused held in Jharkhand

Hazaribag: A rape-murder accused was on Tuesday arrested at Katkumsandi area in Hazaribag district of Jharkhand.

Superintendent of Police Manoj Kaushik said Md Aziz of Dumraon village under the Ichak police station was picked up from Hazaribag bus stand in connection with the rape-murder of a 27-year old married woman Salma Khatoon.

Aziz was also wanted in the case of dumping a man in a well at the behest of his wife for bringing an insurance claim of more than Rs 1 crore about five years ago.

He was further wanted by the Ranchi police for demanding extortion money of Rs 10 lakh from a prominent high court lawyer.