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Nearly a month after man’s death, 3 booked


Ghaziabad: Almost a month after the death of a man who “fell” off the seventh floor of an apartment in the city, a couple and another man have been booked for his murder. The wife of the deceased man has alleged that he was lured by the accused woman into having an illicit relationship and the trio duped him of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of investing in a company and later, killed him.
Ajit Singh died on August 21 and an FIR in the case was registered at Nandgram police station on Monday.
According to police, Ajit, a resident of Gurgaon, had been working at a multinational firm but in March, he quit his job and started a company.
Ajit’s wife Rachna has said in her complaint that the accused woman was their relative Rakhi Singh. She and her husband Amit Singh stayed in a housing society at Raj Nagar Extension and Ajit would visit them often. Later, Rakhi and Ajit got into a relationship and when Rakhi and Amit started a company, they offered a partnership to Ajit.
Rachna has alleged that Ajit gave more than Rs 20 lakh for the firm but did not get the amount back.
“On August 21, Ajit had gone to talk to them about something and he had told me that he would be back in the evening. But around 4pm, I got a call from the police and I was told that Ajit was dead,” she said.
She alleged that he was assaulted by the accused. “Once my husband lost consciousness, they pushed him from the seventh floor flat,” she added.
“Another person, who identified himself as Kulvinder Singh, used to threaten us whenever Ajit asked for his money back,” she added.
Avnish Kumar, circle officer, Sihani Gate, said an FIR has been lodged against Rakhi, Amit and Kulvinder under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC. “An investigation is underway and arrests would be made soon,” he said.

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