DEHRADUN: Udham Singh Nagar district police on Tuesday cracked the mystery behind the murder of three members of a family from Dehradun after they arrested the family's neighbour for the crime.

Sanjay Pant (22), a neighbour of the murdered family in Shyampur area of Prem Nagar in Dehradun, was arrested for the brutal triple murder, which had sent shock waves across Uttarakhand. The pistol used in the crime was recovered from his house in Dehradun on Tuesday morning.

The family, Rajendra Joshi (30), his mother Kamla (52) and son Bhaskar (8) had left their Shyampur residence of Dehradun on November 27 for Pithoragarh, in their car driven by Pant.

On November 28, the car was found abandoned in Bilaspur area of Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh. Bhaskar's body was found in phase 2 of SIDCUL in Udham Singh Nagar district on December 3. The bodies of Rajendra and his mother were found barely 300 metres away on December 7.

SSP Udham Singh Nagar, Keval Khurana told TOI, "During the probe we zeroed in on two persons - Sanjay Pant, an unmarried neighbour of the family, and Kamla's younger son Deepak, who is a defence personnel presently posted at Odisha." However, after the initial probe it was confirmed that Deepak had no role in the crime.

During investigation, the Udham Singh Nagar police found that Pant was not home on November 27 and had returned in the evening hours of the next day. After detailed questioning, Pant confessed that he had carried out the crime alone.

The accused informed the police that he had asked Rajendra to accompany him for a walk in the late night hours of November 27 in Sitarganj area and then shot him dead. Thereafter, he asked Kamla to get out of the car and shot her dead too. He took the minor to a location at a distance of about 300 metres and stabbed him to death.

"Pant told the police that he had an affair with Deepak's wife. He planned to eliminate the entire family to get married to the woman. After getting to know that Rajendra could not drive, he agreed to come along with the family to Pithoragarh to drive their vehicle. Pant also had plans to get rid of Deepak but was caught before he could do anything," said the SSP.

The pistol along with the jewelry Pant had snatched from Kamla were found from his residence.
It was also found that besides a house in Shyampur the family also owned a four bheega land in the area, with an estimated worth of Rs 5 crore.

"Pant was eyeing marriage as well as massive property through the crime," added Khurana.

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COPS PICK UP WOMAN IN PREMNAGAR MULTIPLE MURDER

In connection with the sensational murder of three persons of a family from Premnagar whose bodies were found in Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar police have arrested a woman, Chanchal, a relative of the deceased, charging her with involvement in the murder case.

She was arrested from her home located in Premnagar, Dehradun, late Tuesday night. She was later taken to Udham Singh Nagar by police for further interrogation. In the course of the interrogation, she is said to have confessed her involvement in the crime. She was sent to the jail after being produced in the court, said Udham Singh Nagar SSP Kewal Khurana.

Two persons - a car driver, Sanjay Pant alias Sonu, and his aide Anil Kumar, resident of Sisiya - were arrested on Tuesday night.

Sonu was allegedly having illicit relationship with Chanchal and they together hatched a plan to murder the three - Rajendra Joshi, his mother Kamla Joshi and his six-year old son Bhaskar Joshi. Sonu allegedly murdered the trio while they were going to Pithoragarh from Dehradun in the car the accused himself was driving on November 27.

Investigation revealed that her illicit relationship with Sonu had been running for the past many years with her married life not being happy. Sonu and Chanchal had allegedly planned to murder Rajendra, his mother and Rajendra's son to acquire four bigha lands worth around Rs 5 cr which was registered in the name of Rajendra's father. Sonu had planned to marry Chanchal and later, bumping off Deepak Joshi, brother of Rajendra, to acquire the coveted land.

Deepak Joshi, deceased Rajendra Joshi's brother who was still in Sitarganj told the police on Wednesday that he was feeling insecure. He said he was not sure how many persons had been involved in the crime. According to him, 20-year old Sonu could not have carried out the crime all by himself. He sought protection from the Dehradun police after he reached Dehradun. He demanded thorough investigation be conducted into the crime.

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DRIVER HELD IN TRIPLE MURDER CASE; LOVE, LAND ANGLES COME TO LIGHT

In connection with the sensational murder of three persons of Premnagar whose bodies were found in Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar Police arrested two persons, including the car driver, Sanjay Pant alias Sonu, and his aide Anil Kumar, resident of Sisiya, on Tuesday.

Sonu had allegedly murdered three persons - Premnagar resident Rajendra Joshi and his mother Kamla Joshi and his six-year-old son Bhaskar Joshi - who had gone missing while going to Pithoragarh from Dehradun in the car driven by Sonu on November 27.

Accused Sonu had allegedly shot Rajendra Joshi and his mother Kamla Joshi while Bhaskar died from wounds inflicted on his throat and chest with knife. Police recovered weapons like pistol, bullets, and knife aside from stolen gold items from Sonu's possession, said Udham Singh Nagar SSP Kewal Khurana. He said that while being grilled, Sonu had admitted his crime, saying that he was having illicit relationship with Chanchal, wife of Rajendra's brother Deeepak Joshi. Rajendra being aware of the relationship, both were used to quarrel over the matter.

Sonu and Chanchal had allegedly hatched a plan to murder Rajendra, his mother and Rajendra's son to acquire four bigha lands worth around Rs 5 cr which was registered in the name of Rajendra's father. Sonu had planned to marry Chanchal and later, bumping off Deepak Joshi, brother of Rajendra, to acquire the coveted land.

It should be mentioned here that Udham Singh Nagar police had recovered a body of a six-year old child at SIIDCUL Phase-II under SIIDCUL police post in Sitarganj in Udham Singh Nagar on November 29. Police conducted postmortem of the body and its report revealed that the child had received ante-mortem injury and died due to excessive bleeding. Report also revealed possible animal biting on the child. As the body remained unidentified information related to this body was disseminated within the district and other parts of the State.

On November 28, an unclaimed car was recovered by police of Vilaspur (Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh). Vilaspur police had recovered a diary containing mobile numbers. Based on this, police had contacted one Pavan Joshi, resident of Pithoragarh. It was revealed later that this vehicle belonged to Rajendra Joshi alias Raju, resident of Shyampur, Premnagar, Dehradun. Pavan who was relative of Rajendra Joshi had informed about the same to Rajendra Joshi's relatives. It is learnt that Rajendra Joshi and his mother Kamla Joshi and his son Bhashkar had gone to Pithoragarh regarding Rajendra's second marriage. As Rajendra did not know driving he had hired Sonu, a neighbour.

Deepak Joshi, brother of Rajendra Joshi, having failed to contact his missing kin had lodged a missing complaint in Premnagar police station. Vilaspur police had informed Premnagar police about recovery of Rajendra's car. A zero FIR was lodged in Premnagar and case was transferred to Vilaspur police station (Uttar Pradesh). On December 3, Deepak had identified the body recovered in Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar. The US Nagar police had kept the body for identification. Deepak Joshi had registered a complaint, stating that his nephew had been murdered and Rajendra and his mother were missing. A case under sections 302/201/364 of IPC was registered against unidentified persons in Sitarganj police station. Later police recovered bodies of Rajendra and his mother Kamla from SIIDCUL. Several teams from Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar, Dehradun, SOG and team from Uttar Pradesh were formed to investigate the case.

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