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A 28-year-old employee of the Bureau of Indian Standards, the son of a senior advocate, was abducted and murdered by two acquaintances after they failed to extort money from him. They have been arrested, police said.

Rohit Ahlawat was found dead in Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.

Mohammad Adanil and Mehboob Alam were arrested from Rajasthan on Friday for the crime.

The duo told police that they were acquaintances of Rohit, a resident of Paschim Vihar in west Delhi.

They were aware that he belonged to an affluent family and hatched a plan to extort money from him. They invited Rohit to a party asked him to meet them in Noida in Uttar Pradesh on Monday night. After drinking, they asked Rohit for money. When he refused, they threatened to kill him. Rohit then gave them his ATM card, but when they found only Rs.8,500 in the account, they got furious.

Scared of getting exposed, they strangled him and then shot him dead. Rohit’s body was found in a sugarcane field along the Sambhal road in Amroha.

After the murder, the duo made several fake ransom calls to Rohit’s father Ram Ratan Ahlawat, a senior advocate at Tees Hazari Court, demanding Rs. 50 lakh for releasing Rohit.

After negotiations, the deal was finalised at Rs.25 lakh, the official said.

Ram Ratan sought police help and informed police about the incident on Tuesday.

A case of kidnapping was filed in IP Estate police station in central Delhi and investigations were started.

The call details were analysed and the locations of the accused were located.

“We arrested them from Rajasthan on Friday and our team is now on its way to Delhi along with them,” the senior police official said.


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