Gurgaon Man Murdered, Accused Used His ATM Cards To Shop, Say Police

The accused reportedly robbed the victim, hit on his head with a heavy object, strangled him with a muffler before slitting his throat

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Gurgaon Man Murdered, Accused Used His ATM Cards To Shop, Say Police

Sunil Kumar Bhatt was on his way to haridwar when he was lured by a private taxi driver.

New Delhi:  A 27-year-old man from Gurgaon, on his way to Haridwar, was robbed and murdered on Thursday by a private cab driver and his accomplice who later dumped his body in south Delhi's Mahipalpur forest area, police said. The two managed to get the victim to share the pin details of his ATM cards and during the next two days, the accused used his cards several times to withdraw cash and also swiped them at various outlets across Delhi, a senior police officer said.

The victim has been identified as Sunil Kumar Bhatt, a native of Uttarakhand who lived with his wife and two-month-old daughter in Gurgaon's Gandhi Nagar. He was employed with Denso India Ltd.

According to the police, the accused reportedly hit on Mr Bhatt's head with a heavy object, strangled him with a muffler before slitting his throat. A case of murder has been registered against unknown persons and investigations are underway, the officer said.

"Sunil Kumar Bhatt had left for Haridwar around 7 pm for an event at his brother's place. He was waiting for the bus when a private cab driver lured him to board his Alto. There was another man in the cab and Mr Bhatt was told that they were headed to Haridwar and he can join them," the officer said.

Mr Bhatt's wife told the police that a call from her husband around 8.30 pm got disconnected abruptly. When she called back, his cellphone was switched off. After repeated attempts to connect with her husband throughout the night failed, she approached the Gurgaon Police in the morning.

"However, instead of taking any action, the police registered only a missing person complaint, that too in the evening," she was quoted as saying.

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A Delhi Police team that found Mr Bhatt's body yesterday contacted their Gurgaon counterparts who informed the victim's family. The body was sent for postmortem and the report is awaited.

The police are analysing the CCTV footage of the ATMs, and major roads are being scanned to identify the accused, an officer added.

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