Jaipur: A youth in his twenties, identified as Dushyant Sharma, was found brutally murdered in Amber area, two days after he was reported missing from his Jhotwara home. Three people including a girl were arrested for kidnapping him, demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh from his family members and then brutally murdering him. The body was found stuffed in a suitcase. Read Also: Dushyant Sharma murder case: Family inconsolable, father lost 3 sons in 30 years
The girl had befriended the youth through a dating app Tinder and then started blackmailing him by threatening to implicate him in a bogus rape case.
Dushyant Sharma who was murdered.
Those who were arrested are Dikshant Kamara (20), Lakshaya Valia (21) and Priya Seth (27). Dushyant is a resident of Padampur area in Sriganganagar district. He lived in a flat in Eden Garden Apartment building at Anita Colony in Bajaj Nagar. Lakshaya who was currently living in a flat on the second floor of Tanish Apartment in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur belongs to Purani Abadi area in Sriganganagar. Priya Seth, who stayed as a live-in partner with Dikshant in his Bajaj Nagar flat is a native of Phalana in Pali district.
DCP, east Ashok Kumar Gupta said that Dushyant Sharma was a resident of House Number – 18, Shivpuri Vistar in Jhotwara. His family members informed the police about the kidnap on Wednesday following which a team of senior police officers was constituted to find him.
“We contacted many of his friends and relatives and also investigated the ransom call angle as it suggested Dushyant’s relationship with a woman,” said DCP Gupta.
The police came to know that the victim had withdrawn Rs 20,000 from his bank account using an ATM on Tonk Road on Wednesday.
“Meanwhile we came to know that a body was recovered from a suitcase in Aber area on Thursday morning. The body was shown to the family members who identified it as that of Dushyant,” said the officer.
The police came to know about Priya Seth. The cops then managed to identify all the three accused including Priya. They were arrested and interrogated.
The trio alleged confessed that they had kept the youth hostage in their Bajaj Nagar flat and then called up the family members for a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.
The trio strangled Dushyant even when the family members had paid Rs 3 lakh ]fearing that they would be caught if he was released alive. They attacked his face with a knife to hide his identity and then stuffed his body in a suitcase. They dumped the body in Amer area. Read Also: Dushyant Sharma murder case: Family inconsolable, father lost 3 sons in 30 years
“We have to know that Priya has a police record. She has various cases including ATM break-in, prostitution and honey trap registered against her. She was even arrested by Vaishali Nagar police in a blackmailing case in the past. Dikshant also have contacts with a gang of criminals headed by one Pankaj in Mumbai. We are investigating further,” said the officer.
Sources said that Priya befriended Dushyant through a mobile dating app. Dushyant had been visiting her at her Bajaj Nagar flat for the past couple of months. She allegedly started blackmailing him by threatening to implicate him in a bogus rape case.
First published: May 4, 2018