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Former Under-19 cricketer arrested for murder

Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 7:17pm IST | Place: Meerut | Agency: PTI
Keshav, a resident of Jagriti Vihar locality, was allegedly shot dead by cricketer Vipin Giri (22) with the help of three accomplices on November 9 after they abducted him, Superintendent of Police Om Prakash said.

A former member of the Maharashtra Under-19 cricket squad and another man have been arrested for allegedly abducting and murdering a youth.

Keshav, a resident of Jagriti Vihar locality, was allegedly shot dead by cricketer Vipin Giri (22) with the help of three accomplices on November 9 after they abducted him, Superintendent of Police Om Prakash said today.

Giri, who was a neighbour to Keshav's family, and one of his accomplices and driver, Ankit, have allegedly confessed to the crime during interrogation.

The four took 21-year-old Keshav to Bulandshehar district and shot him, disposing of the body in a nearby canal, he said.

Efforts are still on to recover the body, police said, adding that the two other accused are absconding.

A property dispute is said to be the reason behind the killing. The deceased's father Govind Pal Singh, a retired employee of the Irrigation Department, is currently working as a private contractor.


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