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Two 19-year-olds arrested for murdering two taxi drivers in Delhi: police

ByElla E. Kidwell

Jan 9, 2022

The defendants were arrested near the Zakhira flyover area, police said. (Representative)

New Delhi:

A day after two taxi drivers were found murdered in the city and their property stolen, police said on Saturday that two 19-year-olds had been arrested in connection with the case.

Identified as Aakash, alias Akku, and Junaid from the Anand Parbat region, the defendants admitted during interrogation that they hatched the plot to book taxis online and then murder and loot the drivers, a source said. senior police officer, Central, Shweta Chauhan.

Around 1am on Friday, they booked a taxi from Kamal’s T point. After driving some distance, they strangled the driver to death from behind, took his mobile phone and dumped the body and the car in separate locations, Ms Chauhan said.

Subsequently, they booked another car around 6:45 a.m. with Anand Parbat. They used the same modus operandi but dumped the body of the driver and the car near Ramjas’ ground before fleeing with his wallet and phone, Ms Chauhan said.

Police had opened an investigation after the car was found parked with its unconscious driver inside around 8.45am on Friday. The man was taken to RML Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, police said.

He was identified as Anil Yadav (48) from Mahavir enclave. Her cell phone and wallet were gone. When police contacted his wife, she said Yadav left the house around 6:30 a.m. to go to work, the officer said.

The body of the other taxi driver, Chavvi Nath from Noida, was found in the Bharat Nagar area northwest of Delhi and his car in Gulabi Bagh, police said.

As police set up technical surveillance and obtained details of passengers boarding the taxis, they zeroed in on the two accused and arrested them near the Zakhira flyover area, Ms Chauhan said. .

She said that Aakash works in a mobile phone repair shop and Junaid sells chicken with his father at Nehru Nagar Mandi.