After two years, police claims to have nabbed the murderer of a Noida resident

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Posted: Jun 02, 2017

Almost two years after the ruthless murder of a software engineer in broad daylight in Sector 76, Noida, the police have finally claimed to have nabbed the murderer. 

The gruesome incident had taken place on April 13, 2015, when the victim Ankit Chauhan, a resident of Prateek Wisteria in Sector 76, was returning from Sector 135 in his Toyota Fortuner with his friend, Gagan. Chauhan, a software engineer, was returning after having lunch with his wife, Amisha, from her Sector 135 office around 2.30 pm.

While on the way back, Ankit noticed a white Honda Accord following his vehicle near Sector 135. Before they could realise what was happening, a youth got off the Accord and fired multiple shots at Ankit and fled the spot. The bullets hit Ankit and left him injured and bleeding. He was taken to Shivalik Hospital in Sector 51, from where he was referred to Kailash Hospital in Sector 27. There, he was declared dead on arrival. An FIR against the unknown assailants had been filed at the police station of Sector 49 on the same day.

Ever since the incident, Ankit's family members have been moving from pillar to post for justice. They had also appealed to the Chief Minister and the High Court to hand over the case to the CBI. The court had complied with their request on April 26, 2016.

The CBI had also declared a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on the murderer. The police had been investigating possibilities of both loot and criminal conspiracy. 

The Special Task Force (STF) of UP police has arrested two accused, connected with the murder of Ankit Chauhan. The arrested have been identified as Shashank and Manoj. According to Amitabh Yash IG STF, the miscreants were trying to loot the Fortuner SUV in which Ankit and his friend Gagan were driving.

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