Cricket betting murder in Jamshedpur: Two youth arrested from Mumbai

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Police recover nine mm pistol and live cartridge from their possession

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Jamshedpur, Jan. 21 : Police have solved the murder case of a 21 year old youth by arresting two 25-year-olds from Lokmanya Tilak Station in Mumbai on Sunday. The two assailants have been identified as Rishu Srivastava and Rahul Dubey, both residents of Ulidih in Mango.

Police have revealed that the 21-year-old youth Suman Rakshit was murdered due to a dispute over transaction of money related to betting in international cricket matches between Australia and India.
The police recovered a nine mm pistol and a live cartridge from Rishu and also a motorcycle that they used in the murder.
Senior SP, Anoop Birtharay said that as per police investigation they found that Suman had betted Rs 3 lakh for the match between India-Australia, but lost the challenge.
Rishu and Rahul wanted to take the Rs 3 lakh from Suman, but the latter was not willing to pay the bet amount. As a result, both Rishu and Rahul had visited the victim’s house on several occasions for the money, but Suman refused to pay them.
“We have gathered crucial information that Rishu had fired the shot while Rahul was riding the bike. After the attack, the duo left the bike at Pujanjali Apartment in Ulidiih and left for Ranchi on another bike. From Ranchi they took a train to Mumbai, where they were arrested,” said Birtharay.
During interrogation, Rishu had revealed that they wanted to simply injure Suman, but incidentally the bullet had hit the victim’s chest that proved proved fatal.
According to the Senior SP, during the same international cricket match, Suman had won a bet and Rishu and Rahul had paid him the betting money he had won, but when he lost the betting he had refused to pay the assailants the money, resulting in enmity.
The Senior SP said that the police, during interrogation had tried to make the two arrested persons reveal the involvement of others in the crime but they did not name anyone. “As per our plans we will take both the accused under police remand and will try to find out the kingpin of the betting racket in the steel city,” Birtharay said.
Son of Vijay Rakshit, Suman was shot dead while he was returning home on Patel Nagar in Ulidih from a gym near Moon City in Mango on January 15 monring. He was rushed to Tata Main Hospital where the doctors declared him as brought dead.

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