15 Jul 2021
Poisoned, smothered and strangled
Shafiq's body was found inside their home. Two men were subsequently arrested and confessed that they had been paid to kill the victim by another person.
A transgender person was murdered in Delhi’s Seemapuri on July 15. The Delhi police have arrested two accused in the case so far. After receiving a call regarding the murder on Thursday, the police rushed to the spot in New Seemapuri, Delhi. The site was inspected and a crime team called in.
On the first floor of a building in the area, the victim was found lying on a plastic mat and bleeding from the mouth. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Shafiq. On inspection of the body, no external injury was found. The body was shifted to GTB Hospital and declared brought dead. The post-mortem report revealed the possibility of a murder.
On July 17, the police team arrested two accused named Rashid and Yoginder from Amroha district in Uttar Pradesh. Two mobile phones used in the commission of the offence were recovered from the accused.
The two disclosed that they had been employed by the main conspirator Farid, a resident of Seemapuri, to carry out the murder for a sum of Rs 2 lakh. Farid is the brother of Rashid, who has already been arrested. According to the account of the accused, Farid had taken a ‘friendly’ loan of Rs 10 lakh from the victim. He conspired to kill Shafiq after the latter mounted pressure on him to pay his long-standing dues.