Delhi pogrom: Woman accused in constable Ratan Lal’s murder arrested after 2 years

Delhi pogrom
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A 27-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday from Noida in connection with the murder of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal during the 2020 Delhi pogrom.

Police sources said the woman was allegedly part of the mob that attacked Lal and other senior officers in Chand Bagh.

On 02 October, Crime Branch arrested a 33-year-old man from Aligarh in the same case. The accused, Mohd Wasim, was caught after a call he made to a neighbour was traced, reports Indian Express.

The woman had fled her home after being named a suspect in the case. Two years on, police said they traced and arrested her.

Senior officers said police were looking for her after the court declared her a proclaimed offender, but the woman kept changing her hideouts and her phones were switched off.

A team under DCP Sanjay Sain conducted technical surveillance of the number and found the suspect’s location in Noida Sector 63.

“A trap was laid and the woman was caught on Thursday. We found that she had moved to Noida and got married recently. She was interrogated and confessed to her crime. She said she was active during the riots in Northeast Delhi. She was actively involved in anti-CAA/NRC protests as well,” Sain told reporters.