Stressed about his financial problems, a Delhi businessman decided to hire a juvenile to murder him so that the businessman’s family could get the insurance money after his death. The plot was unearthed by Delhi police five days after the man’s body’s was found.
Delhi Police, on Monday, informed that the businessman Gaurav Bansal (36), who lived with his wife and children at Arya Nagar in Delhi’s IP Extension and owned a ration shop, was under acute financial trouble.
On June 10, when Gaurav did not return from his shop, his wife Shanu Bansal lodged a missing complaint with the police. Police then found Gaurav’s body hanging from a tree with his hands tied near Kheri Baba Pul near Delhi’s Najafgarh area. As the cops registered murder case, Shanu was also questioned.
During the questioning, Shanu told the police about her husband’s debts. Shanu informed that Gaurav had applied for a personal loan worth Rs 6 lakh and was also undergoing a treatment for depression. Gaurav was also a victim of credit card fraud with an unauthorised transaction of Rs 3.5 lakh.
While the exact amount of Gaurav’s life insurance is not clear, police official said that it could it could be over Rs 10 lakh. The official also said that Gaurav had paid around Rs 60,000 to execute his killing to a juvenile along with three of his accomplices. The four had apparently shared Rs 60,000 among themselves.
Delhi Police initially arrested a suspect Suraj (18), who admitted to have committed the crime with his two accomplices – Manoj Kumar Yadav (21) and Sumit (26). Suraj told the police, the juvenile got him in contact with Bansal. Later the juvenile revealed that Bansal had hired him.