Man arrested for abducting and killing taxi driver

Jan 22, 2012, 07:54 IST | IANS

A slipper was hurled at Team Anna members during a public rally in Uttarakhand''s Dehradun city on Saturday.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a taxi driver from the city and escaping with his vehicle in December last year, police said Friday.

Mohammad Sufiyan was arrested from his native place Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh earlier this week. "Police are yet to recover the body of the driver, Zulfikar," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand said.

The accused along with his associate Parvez Alam had allegedly hired an Innova taxi on rent Dec 23.

"They killed the driver by offering him a cup of tea laced with heavy dose of sedatives and dumped his body in Sasni area of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh and fled with his taxi," Chand said.

The arrest came following investigation into the kidnapping case registered here.

During interrogation, Sufiyan revealed that he had hired the taxi on rent from a travel agency to go to Agra. "They gave a fake identification document to the owner of the travel agency," Chand said.

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