One held for killing cab driver

Zulfikar was offered tea laced with sedatives

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for abducting and killing a taxi driver from Hazrat Nizamuddin in south-east Delhi, police said on Saturday.

Muhammad Sufiyan was arrested from his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhimnagar district on Friday on the charge of killing Zulfikar, said Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways).

Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Zulfikar was employed with a private travel company. He went missing on December 18, 2011.

He was sent with two youths, who hired a Toyota Innova car to go to Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
“The car was supposed to return on December 18, but neither the car nor the driver came back,” Chand said.

Acting of a tip-off on Friday that Sufiyan was involved in the incident, a raid was conducted at his home in Uttar Pradesh and he was apprehended.

During interrogation, Sufiyan told police that he and his associate, Parvez Alam of Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, came to Delhi on November 17.

“On December 18, they went to Hazrat Nizamuddin and hired the taxi on the pretext of going to Agra. They gave a fake ID of Ajay Kumar as identification proof,” Chand said.

On the way, they offered tea laced with heavy dose of sedatives to Zulfikar.

“The driver then fell unconscious and died. They later dumped his body near Sasni in Aligarh. Thereafter, both of them went to Sambhal and handed over the car to Zakir,” Chand added.
Police have also recovered Zulfikar’s driving license, wrist watch and a bag containing a pair of clothes and blanket from Sufiyan’s house.

“Efforts are being made to arrest the other accused and also the recovery of the car,” Chand said.
“The body of the driver is yet to be found and efforts are being made to trace it in Aligarh and Agra,” the DCP said.

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