Cops head to Rajasthan to locate truck used in murder

A police team from Panchkula has headed to Rajasthan to recover the truck that was used in the murder of the 24-year old Hoshiarpur girl, Jyoti Kumari. Sources also said that police have launched a hunt for the accomplices of Doon MLA, Ram Kumar Chaudhary, who had allegedly killed the girl before dumping her body at Sector 21 in Panchkula.

Police have already taken hair samples of the Himachal legislator, which will now act as corroborative evidence in the case.

Assistant commissioner of police, Panchkula, Virendar Singh, said a police team is in Rajasthan to find the truck, which he added, was used in the murder and driven by one Tilak Raj.

According to officials, the recovery of the truck will further help police present more evidence against the MLA. Police have already recovered a car, which was allegedly used in the crime, and a cell-phone based on the Himachal legislator's confession. "The recovery of the truck will help us further lead the evidence against the MLA after his cell-phone was earlier traced to the place, where the girl was found murdered," a police official said.

Police claim that the MLA, in his disclosure, has already admitted to his involvement in the case.

Police officials said Ram Chaudhary had a relationship with the girl and money was transferred into her account. The money, officials said, was transferred into the bank account of the girl that was opened by her at a private bank in Panchkula.

According to police, apart from murder, Ram Chaudhary faces charges of cheating, forgery, destruction of evidence and criminal intention to carry out the murder. The cases have been registered under sections 302, 420, 467, 468, 471, 472, 201 and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Cheating and forgery have been added as the MLA has been accused of procuring SIM cards on fake documents.

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