Patna police arrest 1 in Rupesh Singh homicide

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Patna, Feb 3 | The Patna police has lastly managed to make the primary arrest in reference to the sensational homicide of IndiGo airline official Rupesh Kumar Singh, 23 days after the crime.

Patna SSP Upendra Sharma stated the accused recognized as Ritu Raj (29) dedicated the crime as revenge over a street rage incident involving Rupesh Singh within the final week of November, 2020.

Ritu Raj together with three of his accomplishes executed the homicide of Rupesh Singh with out figuring out his unique id. The accused himself confessed to the crime earlier than the media.

“It was a really sophisticated case of homicide with only a few clues. Now we have scanned over 600 CCTV cameras and DVR to seek out the accused. Footage was matched earlier than we zeroed in on the accused,” Sharma stated.

As per the confession of the accused, he almost met with an accident on November 29, 2020 at LJP workplace situated close to Patna’s Jay Prakash Narayan Airport.

“The accused was taking a u-turn and rushing car of Rupesh Singh got here on the identical time. The accused claims that he narrowly averted an accident however the IndiGo official (Rupesh Singh) was concerned in a heated change of phrases with him adopted by which he additionally slapped him three to 4 instances,” the SSP stated.

Ritu Raj claims that regardless of his pleas to cease Rupesh thrashed him. Rupesh additionally needed to take him to the police however Ritu Raj managed to flee. He didn’t wish to get entangled in a police case as he was travelling on a stolen bike.

“Following the incident, the accused remembered the registration variety of Rupesh’s car and determined to take revenge for the incident. Ritu Raj was concerned in stealing bikes and automobiles in Patna and his goal space was round Rajvanshi Nagar, Vidhan Sabha, Bailey Highway. Whereas he was sipping tea at Rajvanshi Nagar Hanuman temple every week after the incident, he noticed the car of Rupesh Singh. (The place was a frequent route between Patna airport and residence of Rupesh Singh situated at Punaichak). The accused adopted him however was unable to execute the homicide. He confessed that he made three to 4 makes an attempt to find the residence of Rupesh Singh,” Sharma stated.

On January 12, the accused alongside along with his three associates on two bikes went to the gate of Rupesh’s residence. When Rupesh’s SUV reached the gate at 6.58 p.m., all 4 accused approached his SUV and open fired on Rupesh. Ritu Raj himself claims that he fired at him from shut vary. Although he doesn’t bear in mind the variety of gunshots he fired,” the SSP stated.

“I fired from shut vary until he died on the spot. The concept was to flee from the crime scene as quickly as potential,” Ritu Raj stated.

“The accused didn’t know until that evening about who he had killed. He bought the details about the deceased from the newspaper the following day. He then realised that the particular person he killed was Rupesh Singh, the station head of IndiGo Airways and an essential particular person within the metropolis. Ritu Raj escaped to Ranchi by bus on January 13. He stayed there on the railway station, abd different locations within the metropolis. He additionally stayed at his family in Ranchi and Patratu. He returned on Monday and we’ve got arrested him on Tuesday,” the SSP claimed.

Supply: IANS

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