In a shocking incident, a high-profile case had surfaced from the Munger district of Bihar. Late on Friday night, the body of a young man alongside the body of a woman was recovered from the Sadar Block office premises. They had bullet wounds. The deceased woman was identified as Riya alias Twinkle, the niece of RJD MLA Vijay Kumar Vijay, from Munger. The young man was identified as Mohammad Asif. It has now emerged that the duo was murdered by Asif’s friends after they failed to rape Riya.
Munger Deputy Inspector General of Police (IG) Manu Maharaj has said, “Both Riya and Asif were killed by Asif’s friend Danish after Danish and three of their friends tried to molest the girl. Danish had called Asif to meet, and Asif and Riya went together. Danish and three others… passed some objectionable remarks and tried to molest the girl.”
While the police were earlier suspecting suicide, it has now emerged that the couple were murdered by Asif’s friends, Danish and three others, while fighting a molestation bid.
When Asif’s friends passed lewd and objectionable comments and also tried to molest Riya, Asif reportedly tried to fight his friends. His friends later strangulated Riya and proceeded to shoot both in the head.
Danish, the accused who is now in custody, had provided weapons to Asif illegally. The police have said that there was no history of any form of tension or enmity between Asif and his friends. According to a News18 report, Danish had supplied the illegal weapon to Asif because Riya wanted to learn how to fire a weapon and Asif, who was in love with Riya, wanted to fulfil her wish. It was under the pretext of providing the illegal weapon that Danish had called Asif and Riya to the spot, after which, the entire sequence of events unfolded which ultimately led to the murder of the duo.
While Danish is in the custody of the police, the police are on the look-out for 3 other accused. They have also recovered the pistol used in the murder, the cloth that was used to strangulate Riya and empty cartridges from the scene of the double-murder.