Shamlal Kumawat (44), Sanjay Kharol (37), Jitendra Singh (36), Kaluram Verma (36) and Akhilesh Prajapat (36) have been arrested in this case. Akhilesh is a resident of Ashta village in Sihore district and the other four are from Bhoransa village. Accused Shyamlal confessed to the crime during police interrogation. He told the police that he had hatched a conspiracy after seeing the crime patrol.
On February 13, Mahendra Patel’s body was found on the Bhopal road between Khatamba and Jamgod villages. At first it seemed like an accident. However, the family members of Mahendra expressed suspicion of accident, Dewas Superintendent of Police Shiv Dayal Singh informed.
Mahendra was associated with property business. The family members suspected that their rivals might have done the trick. The family believed that Mahendra’s car was deliberately hit to avenge a business dispute. After this, the police circled. The footage captured in 1200 CCTV cameras at around 150 places was examined. The call details of the mobile numbers at that location were extracted.
Since Mahendra left the house in a car, two people were chasing him on a bike. Both of them were in contact with the driver of the heavy vehicle. Two vehicles hit Mahendra’s car from the front on Bhopal Road. Mahendra died in it. Shyam Kumawat, the main accused, had given betel nut for the murder. Shyam had a dispute with Mahendra over property. The accused had plotted to kill Mahendra after seeing the crime patrol.