News By/Courtesy: Ishita | 27 Jan 2020 13:39pm IST


  • One suspect arrested
  • Another one missing, but his wife is detained
  • Chandel's dead body was found on January 7

Noida: A notorious carjacker, who is suspected to be involved in the murder of Gaurav Chandel, a Gaur City resident, was arrested on Sunday from Hapur, police said. The wife of another suspect has also been detained, they said. Chandel was found dead on January 7, near his house with his phones, car and other valeables missing from the spot. 

The police identified the suspect as Umesh, who has been involved in several other carjacking incidents and is a member of the Ashu gang. Umesh a resident of Raipur, Bulandshahr, was arrested from Dhaulana area in Hapur. Officers said that they had to shoot Umesh in the leg when he tried to grab the gun of a policeman and tried to flee.

Police have also recovered a country made gun from him. The main suspect in the case. Ashu, is currently absconding but his wife has been detained for questioning said a police officer. Alok Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar police commissioner, said it was a joint operation by the Noida and Hapur police. Chandel's sister Shalini said she recieved a call from the Noida police, informing about the arrest.

Police will interrogate the suspects and are expected to hold a press conference on Monday. Chandel worked as regional manager with a private healthcare firm in Gurugram.

Section Editor: Prithvijit Mukherjee | 28 Jan 2020 12:49pm IST

Tags : #criminal #ncr #noida #murder

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