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Killer of 88-year-old woman arrested Wednesday, August 8, 2001
THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
AHMEDABAD: The city crime branch arrested two youths in connection with the murder of an 88-year-old woman on July 12. The prime accused, Paresh, is a former PASA detenue and had been booked earlier for vehicle theft and chain-snatching.
Eighty-eight-year-old Rampiyari Bhatia, who lived in bungalow no 4 of Premnagar Society in the posh Sardar Patel Stadium area, was killed and her gold bangles stolen by the youths. The two had come to her house on the pretext of collecting donations for a temple.
Rampiyari had given them Rs 50, after which they asked for some drinking-water. As she went to fetch water, the two followed her inside the house, gagged her and stole her bangles, not realising that she had been killed.
The body was later discovered by her daughter, Pushpaben, who lives two houses away. A complaint was lodged at Navrangpura police station.
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) GS Malik, who had visited the site, showed Pushpaben dossiers and video clippings of criminals who had earlier been booked for different offences, from which she identified Paresh.
Police inspector JL Jadeja was then tipped-off that Paresh alias Abdul Razzak Vedprakash Sharma was living in Defence Colony at Meghaninagar with another boy called Raju, who worked in the kitchen section of ECD entertainment cinema.
Police constables Dilipsinh, Jashwantsinh and Narvatsinh of Satellite police station nabbed Raju while he was going on a motorbike. The bike had no licence plate and had 'police' written on it.
Paresh was arrested while he was on his way to fetch his accomplice, Raju.
Paresh confessed that his grandmother, who lived near Ranchhodji temple in Shahpur, was very friendly with Rampiyari, who was a regular at the temple. Paresh came to know Rampiyari through his grandmother. He also learnt that she gave regular offerings at the temple.
Paresh had known Rajkumar alias Raju Joseph Lakra from his days in jail.
Three killed in accident: Three persons were killed on the spot when the Tata Sumo (GJ 2 K 9019) that they were travelling in collided head on with a luxury bus (MH 15 AK 111) near Hirapur chowkdi near Nadiad at 8.30 am on Sunday.
Those dead are Kantibhai Manibhai Soni, Jignesh Surendrabha Sharma and Neelam Ramchandra Soni, all residents of Gandhinagar who were going to Nadiad to attend a marriage.
Fake notes case: The Gandhinagar police arrested four more persons in the fake notes racket that was busted a fortnight back.
Intensive interrogations of Samir Pravinchandra Soni, who was arrested with fake notes of Rs 100 denomination, led to notes printer Chunilal Ravjibhai Patel of Takthgadh in Prantij. His interrogations lead to the arrests of Jatin Manilal Patel, Rakesh Vinubhai Patel and Mukesh Kanjibhai Patel of Ahmedabad.
Chunilal admitted to having burnt 24 fake notes in his backyard which was tracked down by the police. The police are still looking for others involved in the racket.
News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]