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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 20:33 IST

Divya Pahuja Murder Case: All You Need to Know About Gurugram’s Sensational Killing

The Gurugram police have managed to arrest four accused in the case including main accused Abhijeet Singh.

Abhishek Tiwari
Divya Pahuja murder case
Four accused arrested in Divya Pahuja murder case. | Image:ANI
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New Delhi: The Gurugram police has got a major breakthrough in the sensational killing of former model Divya Pahuja, after it was found during the investigation that the main accused Abhijeet Singh, a hotel owner, used his domestic help to execute the murder incident. The police have arrested the domestic help identified as Megha in the case and she is being interrogated.

With this fresh development in the murder case, the police have now managed to arrest four accused including main accused Abhijeet. Earlier, the police had arrested two of the hotel employees of Abhijeet Singh for their involvement in the case. Further to nab other accused, six police teams are out to trace them. Out of them, two teams are especially on a manhunt in Punjab to nab two absconding accused Balraj Gill and Ravi Bangla.  

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Police are yet to trace Divya's body

It is being said that the two absconding accused assisted Abhijeet in shifting the dead body.

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Amid all these efforts, the police are still struggling to trace the dead body of Divya Pahuja. A police official said that Divya’s body hasn’t been recovered yet and a search operation is going on.

The police are claiming that after the arrest of the two accused Balraj and Ravi, who helped in shifting the dead body of Divya, the crucial details regarding the dead body could be retrieved. It is also being said that the real cause of death will also be ascertained after the body is traced. At present, it is being alleged that Divya was shot dead in Gurugram’s Hotel City Point, which belongs to accused Abhijeet Singh.

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Divya Pahuja murder

A former model and the purported girlfriend Divya Pahuja (27) of a slain gangster was allegedly fatally shot in the head by hotel owner Abhijeet Singh in Haryana’s Gurugram a week ago.

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According to the police officials, last week on Tuesday night, Divya Pahuja was taken to a hotel room by as many as five people and was shot dead. It came to fore that Divya was allegedly extorting money from the hotel-owner by blackmailing him with his obscene pictures.

On the other hand, the deceased Divya Pahuja’s family denied the sextortion allegations. Refuting the allegations, the family claimed that Divya was murdered at the behest of her slain boyfriend and gangster Sandeep Gadoli’s sister and brother, who paid the hotel owner to kill her in order to avenge their brother’s death in a fake encounter.

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Notably, before allegedly being shot in the hotel, Divya, spent seven years in jail in connection with a Gurugram-based gangster’s fake encounter case in Mumbai. She was out on bail.

According to the police, four accused including hotel-owner Abhijeet Singh (56), a native of Hisar, his two employees Hemraj (28), a resident of Nepal, Omprakash (23), a resident of West Bengal and Abhijeet’s domestic help Megha have been arrested so far.

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Sextortion allegation

Police sources said that during the investigation, CCTV footage emerged showing the accused purportedly dragging the body wrapped in a white sheet through the lobby of the hotel. During initial interrogation, Abhijeet Singh, the prime accused, informed the police that the hotel belongs to him but he had rented it out on lease.

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He alleged that Divya Pahuja used to blackmail him using his obscene pictures and extort money. He said she wanted a huge sum from him this time.

Reportedly, Sandeep Gadoli, a dreaded gangster from Gurugram, was killed in a shootout in Mumbai on February 6, 2016. The Mumbai police claimed that Gadoli had been lured into a trap with the help of his purported girlfriend Divya Pahuja and killed in a fake encounter.

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An FIR was registered against five police personnel, Pahuja, her mother and others. The Bombay High Court had granted bail to Pahuja in June last year, about seven years after she was arrested.

Divya’s sister claims

According to the complaint filed by Divya’s sister Naina Pahuja, her sister Divya Pahuja last went to meet Abhijeet Singh on January 1 and she spoke to her on January 2. After that her family tried to reach out to her, but they failed.

Sensing something unusual, Naina directly went to Abhijeet Singh’s house in South Delhi, where absconding accused Balraj was found present. He was in possession of Divya Pahuja’s phone.

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Naina reportedly took Divya’s phone from Balraj and reached Abhijeet’s hotel in Gurugram. “I requested Abhijeet to show the CCTV footage of the hotel, where my sister was last present. He denied her presence and started arguing. Following which, I called the police and an investigation was initiated. I found my sister’s blazer in Abhijeet’s hotel when I was coming back from his hotel. He even handed over my sister’s debit card and pan card to me saying that she left them with him,” Naina Pahuja claimed.

Naina even claimed to witness blood stains on the floor of the hotel, while she reportedly found her sister’s accessories in the hotel’s store room. The police said that during the inquiry, Singh’s housekeepers Hemraj and Prakash helped him dispose of the body. His partner, Anup too allegedly helped him dump the body.

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The crime was revealed when the cops scanned the CCTV footage and found two men dragging a body wrapped in a bed sheet towards the main entrance of the hotel, and then loading it into a blue BMW car. 
 

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 20:33 IST

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