The Gurugram Police Commissioner on Friday arrange a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to conduct a probe into the homicide of Divya Pahuja — a former Gurugram-based mannequin and girlfriend of slain gangster Sandeep Gadoli, who was shot lifeless allegedly by the proprietor of a lodge the place she was staying.
Divya, 27, was allegedly killed by Abhijeet Singh — the proprietor of Hotel City Point, right here, on January 2. According to police, Divya and Abhijeet had been in a relationship, and the homicide passed off at Room Number 111 of the identical lodge.
The police are but to seek out Divya’s physique. It is being suspected that the physique has been dumped someplace in Punjab.
The SIT arrange on Friday can be led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Vijay Pratap Singh.
Three individuals — Abhijeet, Om Prakash and Hemraj have been arrested in reference to the homicide, whereas the police are nonetheless in search of two different accused, Balraj and Ravi Banga.
The police mentioned that Divya was killed on January 2 at round 5 p.m. and at round 11 p.m., Abhijeet sought the assistance of Om Prakash and Hemraj — who used to work at his lodge, to eliminate the lady’s lifeless physique.
During questioning, Abhijeet informed the police that Divya had a few of his objectionable footage, and she or he was blackmailing him in addition to extorting cash from him.
He had informed Divya to delete these footage and sought the password for her cellular phone. However, she refused to take action. Eventually, each had a heated argument following which Abhijeet opened hearth on her.
The Gurugram Police on Thursday obtained a five-day remand for Abhijeet, Om Prakash and Hemraj.
“After killing Divya, Abhijeet, with the help of Om Prakash and Hemraj, dragged her body to the boot of a BMW car. Abhijeet then drove around 1.5 km and handed over the car’s keys to his associates Balraj and Ravi, who drove the car towards Punjab to dispose of the body, ” DCP Singh mentioned.
When the police opened the boot of the BMW automobile that was later recovered, her physique was not discovered within the boot.
The police suspect that Balraj and Ravi left Haryana and entered Punjab by way of Hisar and Sirsa with the BMW automobile. The physique was then disposed of, after which they reached Patiala by way of Mansa.
Both fled after abandoning the automobile within the parking space of the Patiala bus stand. According to sources, Balraj’s final location was proven to be in Patiala.
A Crime Branch crew of Gurugram Police has been conducting raids in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in the hunt for Balraj and Ravi.
“Raids are being conducted at various places in search of Divya’s body and the accused. Many teams are engaged in investigating the case. The accused will be caught soon, ” DCP Singh mentioned.
Divya got here in touch with Abhijeet by a jailed gangster, Binder Gujjar.
Gujjar had apparently requested Abhijeet to help along with his kids’s schooling and through that part, Abhijeet got here in touch with Divya.
Binder Gujjar is claimed to be the prime conspirator within the alleged “fake encounter” of gangster Sandeep Gadoli, together with the Gurugram Police, which passed off in Mumbai in 2016.
Divya was the prime accused within the case. Later, she was arrested in reference to the gangster’s homicide, and she or he spent seven years in jail.
She was granted bail final 12 months in June by the Bombay High Court.
Divya’s household has alleged that her homicide was conspired by Sandeep Gadoli’s relations, together with Abhijeet.