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Youth detained for techie murder

Police picked up one person for interrogation on Sunday, a day after a software professional’s body was retrieved from a well near his home at Golpahari in Parsudih area of Jamshedpur.

The body of Sandeep Yadav (23), an executive with a software firm in Bistupur, was dredged out late on Saturday evening. His limbs had been tied to a boulder and his neck bore injury marks.

Sandeep had been missing since November 27.

Police refused to divulge anything about the detained youth for the sake of investigation, except that he was “known to the victim’s younger sister.”

According to police, the crime was committed by more than one person between November 27 and 29. The police are waiting for the post-mortem report to confirm their suspicion.

Parsudih OC Mahesh Chandra Boipai said, “Although the murder motive is not clear, we can say for sure the assailants had something to do with the victim’s sister.”

Asked to elaborate, Boipai said unless Sandeep’s family came up with the truth, the police would not comment.

Another officer added, “Maybe the detained youth had some evil intention towards the girl, to which the victim may have objected. Sandeep may have also objected to his sister’s friendship with the youth, which may have led to his murder.”

Sandeep’s murder has shocked the neighbourhood.

A resident said Sandeep was known for his affable behaviour.

Jeweller killing

Five persons were picked up for interrogation on Sunday from Bodam in Patamda in connection with a jeweller’s murder case.

The bludgeoned body of Santosh Kumar Verma (27), owner of Alankaran Jewellers at Mango Chowk, was recovered near a water pump in isolated Pakipani in Bodam on Friday morning.

Police suspect that the murder was an outcome of an affair. SSP Amol V. Homkar said that a girl might be the reason behind the murder. “We expect to crack the case soon,” Homkar added.

The police are checking the call details of suspects and victim to establish the fact that they knew each other.