April 6, 2015

GURGAON: An engineer has been arrested for the murder of a security guard at a metal factory on Basai Road on Monday. The accused, Praveen Kumar, 32, admitted to killing the guard as he had allegedly molested Kumar's five-year-old daughter, police said. Kumar was produced in a city court and sent to a a day's police remand. 

Kumar, an engineer, was employed with Technomech Engineering Sheet Metal for the past four years. A resident of Rewari, he lived with his family in a room in the factory building. 

The victim, 56-year-old Bijender Singh (not Chauhan as earlier reported), would routinely pick up factory keys from Kumar's residence at around 8-9 pm after workers had locked up for the day. On Sunday night, Kumar sent his daughter to hand over the keys, when Singh allegedly molested her. An angry Kumar then hit the 56-year-old guard with metal sheets and strangled him, police said. 

A resident of Surat Nagar colony, Singh was a Technomech employee for the past two years. He was on duty on the ground floor of the factory on Sunday night, and was found dead Monday morning with a cloth tied around his neck and body covered in bruises. Following a complaint by his son, Dharmendra Singh, an FIR was lodged under Section 302 of IPC on Monday, against an unidentified person, based on the autopsy report. 

The investigation led the police to Kumar, who initially changed his statements but later confessed to murder. "Kumar has been booked under Section 302 of the IPC," said Vishal Kumar, SHO, City police station.


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