Posted: 25 March 2012 at 10:10am | IP Logged
24 and 25 march: Lucknow, Thu Jul 01 2010, The wife of Barabanki SDM and her
domestic help were arrested by police in Lucknow on Wednesday in
connection with the murder of a driver Sarvajeet.
According to the police, SDM Ratibhan Verma's wife Kailasha had hired
three contract killers to get rid of Sarvajeet as she feared that the
driver would kill her son and get the property transferred to his name.
Sarvajeet, who worked as a driver of SDM's private vehicle, used to stay
at the servant's quarter of the officer's house at Chinhat. He died
after he was attacked allegedly by the three miscreants with sharp-edged
weapons on Tuesday evening.
Police said that the killers — Ramswaroop, Vipin and Ramswaroop's
brother-in-law whose name is yet to be revealed — used to share
Sarvajeet's room for the last one month.
The domestic help, Motilal, has also been arrested for conspiracy. The
circle officer of Gomti Nagar, Roshan Lal Jayant, said: "Motilal had
told Kailasha that he had heard Sarvajeet saying that he was planning to
kill her son Anil to grab the property. She hired three persons and
asked them to kill Sarvajeet. She promised them a vehicle, house and
According to Motilal, said police, the SDM was impressed with Sarvajeet
and had purchased 15 bigha land and a tractor for him. "Kailasha feared
that Sarvajeet would kill Anil and would get their property transferred
in his name," Motilal is said to have told the police.
In their investigation, the police found that the SDM had hired the same
killers to get two persons in his neighbourhood eliminated. Jayant said
the SDM had a running dispute with Vinod Awasthi and Kusuma Mishra who
stay in his locality. "On several occasions, the SDM had quarrels with
the duo as he suspected that Kusuma was trying to get one of his two
daughters date a youth. The SDM had also threatened the duo to leave the
neighbourhood," the CO added.
To settle the score with them, the SDM had asked Sarvajeet to hire the
killers. But before they could have target the duo, SDM's wife assured
them money and car to get Sarvajeet eliminated instead.