Preparations of police to maintain law and order in Lucknow during Moharram is complete, IG Zone
Lucknow police on Thursday nabbed a labourer from Bahraich, who the police claimed, killed Ramkumar, enraged allegedly over his bid to molest him. The police have also recovered the mobile phone of Ramkumar, the father of an advocate, pistol and a sharp-edge weapon from his possession.
The police claimed that the labourer, who was identified as Ajay Rai, a resident of Telibagh under PGI police station area, has confessed his involvement along with his associate Shiva.
SSP Manzil Saini told media persons that search is on to nab Shiva.
According to Ajay, he had come from Bahraich as a labourer. Ramkumar hired him to do work at his field. However, he took him to a room and tried to molest him. Enraged, Ajay then told about the incident to his friend Shiva, who told him that he knew Ramkumar well and that he had lot of money.
It was after this that he and Shiva took Ramkumar hostage and demanded a ransom of Rs 4.5 lakh from Ramkumar’s son for his release. Surveillance team, which was pressed into service kept on pursuading Ajay and decided to pay the ransom to him near KGMU. However, somehow, Ajay came to know about it and switched off his mobile phone.
After some time when the mobile phone was switched on, Surveillance in charge Dhirendra Shukla posed himself as Ramkumar’s son and met Ajay. However, Ajay somehow sensed trouble and whipped out pistol and opened fire.
Ajay was finally arrested.
Search is on to nab Shiva, Saini told media persons and added the police have also recovered Ramkumar’s motorcycle from their possession.