Jain murder mystery solved, 2 accused, including minor, held

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2018 11:05:29


Staff Reporter,

FINALLY, police have resolved blind and heinous murder of Mangal alias Rajkumar Jain reported on November 26, 2018, at Barambaba Mandir under Shahpura police station and arrested two accused in the case. The murder was an outcome of theft by miscreants who not only assaulted Jain with a sharp-edged weapon but also set the room afire.
Two accused have been identified as Cheena alias Shubham Dilip Shrivastava (19) and another 17-year-old minor. This was informed by SP Jabalpur Amit Singh in a press conference at Police Control Room on Thursday evening.

Police tasted success with the help of CCTV footage obtained from near the location as suspects were rounded up and in course of interrogation confessed to have murdered Jain as he woke up when they invaded his living room. The heinous crime took place on November 26, 2018, at around 4 am in the house of Mangal alias Rajkumar Jain near Barambaba Mandir. After people noticed fumes billowing from the house the Fire Department was informed. Fire fighters from Shahpura municipality rushed to the spot and doused the fire. The room that was set afire was bedroom of Jain. After the fire was extinguished, cops found Jain’s charred body.

A panchnama was prepared and the body was sent for autopsy to Medical College and Hospital. At the time of panchnama, the deceased was identified as Mangal alias Rajkumar Jain (49), a resident from ward number 6 Shahpura.

Police also found goods scattered inside the room and almirah broken with valuables missing. Police suspected that some unidentified miscreants had invaded the house for theft but later set the house afire to destroy the evidences. The autopsy report revealed that the body showed serious wounds as one fatal wound was found on head. Miscreants were in possession with some sharp-edged weapon that caused fatal wound on the victim’s head. On the basis of autopsy report, a case under sections 394, 302, 201 of the IPC was registered by police against unidentified assailants. In post-autopsy investigations, cops sought footage of CCTV installed near house of Jain. CCTV footage proved involvement of Cheena alias Shubham Dilip Shrivastava (19) and another 17-year-old minor. With the help of CCTV footage, a massive search was started to apprehend the suspects found in the footage.

Both the suspects were found absconding from their native areas. Accordingly, informers were pressed into action to provide information on two absconding suspects in the murder case. On December 2, an informer informed about Cheena alias Shubham Dilip Shrivastava and his associate alighted at Bhitoni Station and were going home. Acting promptly on the information, cops arrested both the accused on their way home. Cheena alias Shubham Dilip Shrivastava, a resident near Bhitoni station and another minor, a resident of bus stand area, were brought to the police station and were interrogated. They revealed that niece of the deceased Vicky Jain had issued threat of serious consequences if they were seen around Shahpura area.

They invaded the house of Jain with an intention to theft but Jain woke up before they could step out of the house. The accused told police that since Jain knew him personally and had recognised he decided to kill him. In between, he broke the almirah and collected gold chain and other valuables. The accused in possession with sharp edged weapon hit Jain thrice on his neck and he fell on the ground. Later, to ensure that Jain does not remain alive he covered him with mattress blanket and poured k-oil and set afire. Police team comprising SHO Shahpura Asif Iqbal, SI Ravi Shankar Upadhaya, Injan Singh, PSI Anil Kumar, constable Devendra Jat, Pramod Patel Abhishek Kaurav, Rajkumar Mishra, Ramnaresh Rajput, Veerendra Raghuvanshi. SP Jabalpur has announced cash reward for the police team.