Mumbai crime: Man, who killed 3 in Jharkhand, has been driving auto in city for 4 years
Police put the brakes on a rickshaw driver who was on the run for four years after he and his accomplices killed three people in Jharkhand in 2009. Acting on a tip-off, the Crime Branch officers laid a trap at the international airport and arrested him yesterday.
The accused has been identified as Budhan Dwarika Yadav alias Raju, who along with 10 of his accomplices had shot dead three villagers at Badki Bergi, Dumbri, Jharkhand on March 1, 2009.
According to the police, Budhan and his aides donned police uniforms and randomly opened fire at the villagers. “In the firing, three villagers were killed. Ever since, the Dumbri police had been looking for him,” said Sr Inspector Avaduth Chavan of the Crime Branch.
To evade arrest, Budhan fled to the city and took shelter at a friend’s residence in Marol. He then started driving an auto rickshaw and even married for the second time.
“Constables Mangesh Chavan and Nayan Chalke had received information that Budhan was wanted by the Jharkhand police. We then contacted them and after their confirmation, nabbed him,” said Inspector Tukaram Devulkar of the Crime Branch.