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Gaurav Chandel murder: Mirchi gang aide, woman arrested following encounter with cops

Gaurav was robbed and murdered while he was on his way back home from work in Gurugram. He had last called up his wife at Parthala Chowk area in Greater Noida and had told her that he would reach home within 5 minutes.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 27, 2020 7:53 IST
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Two arrested in Gaurav Chandel murder case

Umesh - prime accused in Gaurav Chandel murder case was arrested by Uttar Pradesh police following an encounter with the cops. According to reports, the police took the Mirchi Gang aide for recovery soon after the encounter. Umesh had tried to escape with the police's pistol, however, he was shot in the leg. Another person, a woman has also been arrested in connection with the case. 

Commenting on the development, Superintendent of Police (SP), Hapur, Sanjiv Suman said, "We have arrested two persons in the case, Umesh and a woman who is the wife of Ashu, leader of a vehicle lifting gang."

"We have recovered a pistol and other items from Umesh. We suspect the involvement of Ashu's gang in the murder, it'll be clear after forensic investigation," he added.

Gaurav was robbed and murdered while he was on his way back home from work in Gurugram. He had last called up his wife at Parthala Chowk area in Greater Noida and had told her that he would reach home within 5 minutes. His family members kept contacting him after he did not return home even after 40 minutes. His body was later found at Gaur Chowk (5-minutes drive from his home in Gaur City). 

Family members of Gaurav Chandel had earlier alleged he was stopped for checking by some miscreants dressed as cops, according to what the deceased had told his wife. The police, however, had refuted the claims. 

Gaurav's car and his mobile phone were found in different areas some days back. 

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