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Four held for killing elderly sisters in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday arrested a plumber and his three accomplices for robbing and killing two elderly sisters in their residence in west Delhi, an officer said.

The accused, identified as Raju Yadav,34, Akhilesh Yadav,24, Deepak Soni,22 and Salman Shah,19, are residents of different areas of west Delhi. They work as labourers.

“Raju Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Deepak Soni and Salman Shah were arrested on Thursday and Friday early hours from their hideouts in separate raids in west Delhi. They were identified with the help of CCTV footage and Call Detail Records (CDR),” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Seju P Kuruvilla.

“During investigation, it was found that Akhilesh Yadav planned the robbery and murders of sisters identified as Asha Pathak,75, and her elder sister as Usha Pathak, 78, in their flat located in Anandvan society of Paschim Vihar. Both sisters were found murdered on Thursday noon by their maid when she came for work,” Kuruvilla said.

“Usha Pathak was a retired music teacher from a college in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur. Asha Pathak retired as a librarian from Krishi Bhawan in Delhi,” he added.

“They were unmarried and had been staying in their second floor flat for the last 30 year”,” he added.

“During probe, it was found that Akhilesh Yadav had on Tuesday gone for some repairing work at the victims’ flat and admitted that the robbery-cum-double murder was planned by him and his five other accomplices – two of them are at large — helped him in the crime on Wednesday,” the officer said.

“When Yadav inspected the flat, he came to know that the sisters kept enough cash and jewellery. He intentionally delayed the repairing work on the first day and promised the sisters to get the work done the next day,” said the DCP.

As per the plan after Yadav’s departure on Wednesday, his two accomplices entered the flat, posing as electricians. However their three other accomplices waited for them near the society. They strangled Pathak sisters to death and looted vaulables,” he added.

“All the stolen gold and silver jewelery items, phone and tabloid were recovered from the accused,” he added.

–IANS
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