New Delhi: Police arrested a live-in couple for robbing and killing an Uber taxi driver. The accused Farhat Ali and Seema Sharma were arrested by police on Sunday after they were seen in CCTV footage near the cab of the deceased taxi driver. The deceased is identified as Ram Govind.
Both accused hails from Uttar Pradesh and they wanted to steal the driver’s car.
The matter was reported on 29th January by driver’s wife who lives in East Delhi’s Shakarpur area. The police filed a kidnapping case after 48 hours and started the investigation.
“During the investigation, we found it was a blind case as there were no witnesses,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police VijayantaArya. “The last ride of the cab was booked from Madangir to Kapashera border and, thereafter, the GPS device was found to have stopped working.”
“With the help of technical surveillance, the mobile phone of Govind was traced and the police teams found a couple moving around the cab on the Mehrauli-Gurugram road,” she said.
Interrogation of the couple revealed that they had hired Govind’s car from MG road to reach their apartment in Ghaziabad. On their way, the couple intrigued to rob him. They took him to their house and offered him tea with sedatives mixed in it.
Later, they killed the driver by strangling him to death. Next day, they arranged a cutter and blades in order to cut the body into small pieces and wrapped it three separates bundles. They later threw them in a drain at Greater Noida,” Ms Arya said.
The police have recovered the driver’s car and mobile phones from the couple and the motive behind the crime is suspected to be need of money.