CHHAPRA: Three persons, including two minors, have been arrested for killing a police sub-inspector (SI) under Awtarnagar police station area in Saran district on Tuesday. The accused alleged that they killed the SI because he used them for unnatural sex with him. The body of SI Rana Ravi Ranjan Pratap Singh (54) was found near Dumari-Juara railway station on Wednesday.
SI Singh (54) was posted in Samastipur and had come to his village Naraon under Awatarnagar police station area on Tuesday and went missing. His son Aman Pratap had lodged an FIR regarding his disappearance.
Saran SP Santosh Kumar said late Friday evening that besides the two minors, the third arrested accused was identified as Rajan Kumar of Kazipur village under Doriganj police station area. Another person involved in the crime was absconding.
The accused told the police that the deceased used to have unnatural sex with them and had also offered them a mobile phone. But they had already planned to kill him the same day. Police claimed the accused had arranged iron rods and other sharp objects and killed the SI when he met them on Tuesday.
“A team headed by SDPO M P Singh was constituted to probe the case. Rajan has confessed to his crime, saying the deceased had also promised him a smartphone in lieu of enjoying unnatural sex,” the SP said.
“On Tuesday, the deceased called us for indulging in unnatural sex. But we killed him instead as we had been harassed and wanted to get rid of him,” Rajan allegedly told the police.
Police sources said the allegations of the arrested persons had been verified by the call detail records and it was found that the SI had communicated to them earlier as well. The police sources further said the accused also have suspicious background.
(The victims’ identity has not been revealed to protect their privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)