Raigunj, May 17: In a pre-dawn raid, two persons were arrested in Goalpokhar today on charges of robbing a businessman after killing his wife in Delhi late last month. The operation was carried out jointly by police personnel from Delhi and the district.
Delhi police recovered some of the jewellery robbed from the businessman’s house from the arrested duo. One of them is believed to be the mastermind.
North Dinajpur superintendent of police Arun Kumar Sharma said six persons — residents of Goalpokhar, Dalkhola and Gajole — had entered Mufial Singh’s house at Malviya Nagar in Delhi masquerading as painters.
“They murdered Singh’s wife brutally and decamped with gold jewellery weighing 1 kg and Rs 20,000 in cash. During the course of investigation, Delhi police came to know that the six painters who were working at Singh’s house had committed the crime,” Sharma said.
Without informing their district counterparts, a Delhi police team reached North Dinajpur on Thursday. “They contacted us after arriving here. After getting the names, we traced the addresses of the six suspects. In a joint raid, we first arrested Sheikh Rahman from his house in Gajole,” a district police officer said.
Rahman confessed that Mohammad Abdul had planned the crime. Police raided Abdul’s house in Goalpokhar and arrested him. They also recovered 400 gm of ornaments from his house.