Delhi gym instructor held for girl’s murder last year

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A gymnasium instructor with criminal antecedents was arrested on charge of murdering a girl in the capital’s Rohini South area in 2015, the Delhi Police said on Friday.

Vikrant had allegedly fired from an unlicensed firearm at the girl living in his neighbourhood while dancing in a marriage procession on April 16, 2015, at the Mangolpur Kalan village.

A case of murder was registered on the complaint of the girl’s father Sundar at Rohini South police station.

The accused was later declared a ‘proclaimed offender’. Vikrant had applied for anticipatory bail in the Delhi High Court but failed to get relief from court, the police said.

“He was arrested by a Crime Branch team following a tip-off near Rohini Metro Station on Tuesday,” Joint Commissioner of police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

Vikrant told the police he was involved in a case of carjacking in Mongolpuri area, along with his three accomplices, in December 2015, Yadav said.