A 37-year-old Delhi techie evading police for the last three years after killing his nephew at Dwarka’s Dabri area was arrested from Hyderabad, police said on Thursday. After killing his nephew in 2016 the accused had buried the body in the house under the soil and planted saplings on it.
The accused was identified as Bijay Kumar Maharana, a resident of Ganjam district in Odisha.
According to Rajender Singh Sagar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dwarka district, on October 8, 2018, police got information regarding a human skeleton which was found in the balcony of a house in Dabri area.
“After reaching the spot, police found that parts of human skeleton noticed after the fencing wall of the flat number 9 balcony on third floor of a building was pulled down for renovation.The skeleton was found wrapped inside a blue colour jacket and a green colour shirt, bed sheet, blanket and a mattress,” said the DCP.
“During investigation, Vikram Singh, the owner of the house, said that in 2015, he constructed the third floor. One Bijay Kumar Maharana used to live there with his nephew Jai Prakash Maharana. They both used to work in private companies. Two months later, Bijay lodged a missing report of Jai at Dabri police station and said that he went out with his friends and did not return,” said the DCP adding that he lived in the house for another two months and then left the place. After that, few other tenants also lived there.
“Bijay was found missing and no one in his family or friends had any information about him. He had switched off all his mobile numbers, left his job, stopped operating his bank accounts after withdrawing all money, shifted to an unknown place, said the DCP.
“His friends, colleagues and other persons were interrogated. He used to work in a company Noida Sector-144 from where, some documents were obtained. With the help of technical surveillance, police received information about his location. The police team first went to Vishakhapatnam on December 26, 2018 and later reached Hyderabad on January 1. Bijay was nabbed on Sunday from Hyderabad and was brought to Delhi,” the DCP said.
“During interrogation, Bijay revealed that he had a relationship with one Priyanka (name changed) when he was in college. Later, Priyanka was shifted to Delhi for higher studies and in 2012, after completing BCA from Odisha, he too shifted to Delhi,” the DCP said.
“Here, he started working in Noida. They continued their relationship.
In 2015, his nephew Jai Prakash Maharana came to Delhi and began working in a company in Gurugram after completing his studies in Hyderabad. Later, Jai became a good friend of Priyanka and Bijay did not like it. The closeness of Jai and Priyanka made him very tense and upset due to which, he decided to eliminate Jai,” said the DCP.
“On the intervening night of February 6 and 7, 2016, when Jai was asleep, he smashed his head with the motor of ceiling fan which had been removed for repair. He dragged his body to the balcony and buried it under the soil which had been arranged by him in pursuit of his plan. Saplings were also planted on the soil to alleviate any suspicion,” said the DCP.
“On February 12, he lodged the missing report of Jai and vacated the flat after two months and shifted to Nangloi. Later, in 2017, he had shifted to Hyderabad,” the DCP added.