Times of India
26 February 2011
By Nitesh Kumar Sharma
The man who murdered a constable in Kota on Thursday night is an HIV patient who is now on the run, the police claimed on Friday.
It is believed the 32–year–old man was annoyed at the police’s alleged apathy in acting upon the complaint he had lodged two days before the murder. Investigators said he is a short–tempered man, not on good terms with members of his family or neighbours. His disease has also made him irritable, an officer added.
Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the man had a dispute with his neighbours on Tuesday and approached the Prem Nagar outpost staff, asking them to take action in the matter.
The police was tipped off about the HIV patient by local reporters, whom the accused had called up before and after the murder.
SP Kota city, Prafulla Kumar told TOI that minutes after killing the cop in cold blood, the accused called up local media persons and said they will have to publish ‘what he had done’ and then switched off his mobile phone.
‘Murder was pre–planned’
Jaipur: The 32–year–old HIV patient, who murdered police constable Nand Lal in Kota on Thursday night, had earlier approached media persons, asking them to publish articles against police inaction over his complaint. However, the reporters he got in touch with suggested he contacts senior police officers.
Nand Lal was alone at the outpost when the man sneaked in and attacked him from behind with a sharp–edged weapon on Thursday night. As per the police, the man pre–planned the murder as he had packed luggage of the entire family before killing the constable.
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