A spy-style murder.

A 28-year-old banker was murdered by his wife's ex-lover with the help of a physiotherapist, who injected him with a lethal dose of poison in the neck in a market in Delhi.

According to reports, the victim, Ravi Kumar, who worked in Sadar Bazar, was headed home on Saturday evening, when he felt a prick on his neck. Although he collapsed within moments, he managed to turn and grab his assailant, Prem Singh, who had been contracted to kill him by Anish Yadav, a gym trainer, who was in love with Kumar's wife.

Singh was caught by the people and Kumar taken to a hospital, where he died of poisoning within hours. In his testimony to the police, Singh said he was paid ₹150,000 to finish off Kumar by Yadav, who had been in a relationship with the latter's wife.

Police sources said Kumar's wife had broken off her relationship with Yadav after she got married about a year ago. Yadav, too, tied the knot in July last year, but continued to be in touch with his former lover. When Yadav's wife found out about their relationship, she left him, at which point Yadav started putting pressure on Kumar's wife to leave her husband too.

Since Kumar's wife resisted Yadav's plan, he decided to plot the murder to get the "hurdle" out of the way. Singh allegedly procured several deadly drugs — Midazolam, Fortwin and Phenergan — from a hospital to make a lethal cocktail, which he tried to inject into Kumar while he was travelling in an auto rickshaw in October last year. However, he missed his chance that time and Kumar too didn't complain to the police.

Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was killed in a similar manner, poisoned by the tip of an umbrella as he was waiting for a bus in Central London, in 1978.

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In love with woman, man gets her husband injected with poison in spy-style murder

According to police, the incident took place on the evening of January 7, when the victim, Ravi Kumar, who worked at Sadar Bazar, was heading home.

According to police, the incident took place on the evening of January 7, when the victim, Ravi Kumar, who worked at Sadar Bazar, was heading home.

Police said Kumar was rushed to St Stephen’s Hospital nearby, where he died of poisoning the next day.
“Kumar was injected on his neck by one Prem Singh, a physiotherapist. He told police he had murdered Kumar after being approached by his friend Aneesh Yadav, a gym trainer. Initial investigation revealed that Yadav planned the murder as Kumar’s wife was in a relationship with him before she got married,” said additional DCP (north) Esha Pandey. Police said Singh allegedly took Rs 1.5 lakh from Yadav for the murder.

“It looks like two chemicals were mixed into the injection. The drugs have been identified as Midazolam and Fortwin. We are seeking medical help for clarity,” said the police officer.

Police said Kumar’s wife broke her relationship with Yadav after she got married in February last year. Yadav, too, got married in July but they kept in touch.

“Yadav’s wife got to know about this and she left him. Yadav then started pressuring Kumar’s wife to leave her husband, which she refused. This irked Yadav and he planned the murder,” claimed the police officer.

Police said Singh had also made an attempt on Kumar’s life in October, when he injected the same chemical while he was in an auto. But Kumar survived at the time and did not file a complaint, his father Pramod, an ex-serviceman, said.
“When we reached the hospital on Sunday morning, his neck was swollen. He passed away in the evening,” Pramod said. “I wish he had filed a police complaint the last time.”

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