Ghaziabad: Inspired by watching the film, the landlord killed the PhD scholar and cut the dead body into 4 pieces.

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Ghaziabad: A man in Ghaziabad allegedly killed his tenant – a PhD scholar – and hacked his body into four pieces so that he could not return the money he had borrowed from the deceased. On Wednesday, the police arrested two people, including the landlord, a resident of Modinagar, regarding the case.

According to the information, Ankit had Rs 1.5 crore in his account, out of which his landlord had taken Rs 60 lakh for doing business. In an attempt not to return the money, he killed Ankit and cut the dead body into four pieces and threw it at different places.

Later, for two months, the accused kept on using the phone of his tenant, so that people would not doubt that Ankit had disappeared. He also transferred Rs 40 lakh to his account through net banking.

According to the statement given by the accused Umesh to the police, he had seen a Hindi film, in which if the body is not found then the murder has not been confirmed. After watching the film, he thought that if Ankit was murdered and the body was disposed of, then the mystery of his murder would never be solved.

On October 6, the accused first strangled Ankit, then cut the dead body into four pieces by bringing a saw.

On the same day the accused Umesh absconded with his friend’s car. He first reached Khatauli and threw a piece into the Ganges canal. Then, he reached Mussoorie and threw two pieces in the Ganges Canal there, the fourth piece he threw on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway. At last he returned to his home in Modinagar.

The incident came to light when the police found that Ankit had Rs 1 crore in his account.

When the police scrutinized the details, it was found that out of Rs 1 crore, more than Rs 60 lakh had been withdrawn – Rs 40 lakh before October 6 and Rs 21 lakh after that. Out of this, Rs 60 lakh went to Umesh’s account. This convinced the police that he had committed the murder.

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