Script writer held for friend's murder

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 17:50 hrs

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A script writer was arrested Sunday from Uttar Pradesh for the murder of his friend and aspiring model here last month, Delhi Police said.

"Shanti Deep Verma, 31, was arrested from Bahraich district by our team in the morning," a police officer told IANS.

The team will return to Delhi by Monday, the officer said.

On Feb 23, the body of Sumit Tiwari was found stuffed in a plastic bag at Verma's rented house in Mandawali in east Delhi. Earlier, a Rs.2 lakh ransom call was made to the victim's father, police said.

Tiwari was missing from his house in Karawal Nagar in east Delhi since Feb 21. He completed an acting course three months ago at a private college in Noida. He was looking forward to becoming a model and TV actor, police said.

Police had declared a Rs.50,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Verma.

--Indo-Asian News service


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