On July 23 this year, a 40-year-old marketing manager with Oasis Venetia Heights in the industrial area of Surajpur, Greater Noida, was shot at by two youths who were bike-borne.
The victim who was attacked at the construction site, had been identified as Rajiv Verma, from Harit Vihar in Delhi, where he used to stay with his wife Shikha and their five-year-old son. He was employed with the developer since the last 10 years.
After investigating the case, police has now nabbed his wife along with her lover and an aide for allegedly planning the failed murder bid. According to the officials, Verma who was shot at by the assailants with “a motive to kill”, was hospitalised with four bullet injuries, where doctors managed to save him.
After an FIR was lodged at the Surajpur police station, three teams were formed to investigate the case, leading to the arrest of the trio on Sunday near Saqipur in Greater Noida, senior police officer Vaibhav Krishna said. He also added,
Accused Rohit Kashyap, a gym instructor, told us that he and Verma’s wife Shikha were in a relationship for the last one year. Their intimacy grew at the gym and Shikha wanted her husband killed.
She had asked Rohit to hire a contract killer for the job and offered Rs. 1.20 lakh for the work. Rohit contacted his acquaintance Rohan Kumar and decided to kill Verma along with him. They had opened fire at Verma on July 23 with a motive to kill him and then fled the spot.
The victim was shot four times. All the three have confessed to having hatched the conspiracy to kill the manager, who is stable now, police claimed.
A pistol and a motorcycle used in the crime have been recovered and the trio charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the police added.
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