The Delhi Police has arrested a 27-year-old woman, who was on the run for almost five years, in a case of kidnapping and murder, officials said on Sunday.
Nidhi, a proclaimed offender, was arrested from her native Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, they said.
She was one of the accused in the case of kidnap and murder of a man named Sagar in 2015. After securing bail in 2017, she went missing and was declared a proclaimed offender the next year, the police said.
On Saturday, based on a tip-off about Nidhi, the police arrested her from near a cafe; in Ghaziabad’s Govindpuram, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Jasmeet Singh said.
According to the police, nine people, including Nidhi and her husband Rahul Jaat, had kidnapped Sagar on April 1, 2015, from GTB Enclave area in Delhi, took him to Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh and later mowed him down with a truck and killed him.
The alleged murder was made to look like an accident, the police said.
Explaining the motive behind the killing, they said Nidhi and Rahul were against Sagar’s friendship with Aarti, Nidhi’s sister. Despite their warning, he kept meeting her even after her marriage.
This infuriated them and they decided to kill Sagar, the police said.
Rahul, too, was out on bail. He is a part of the notorious Rohit Chaudhary and Ankit Gurjar gang.
Rahul has previously been involved in three cases of murder, attempt to murder and abduction for murder, and was earlier booked under the Arms Act in Delhi, the police said.