Jyoti murder: Father, brother of Doon MLA questioned, cops clueless about where he is

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The Himachal Police on Thursday questioned the family members of absconding Doon MLA, Ram Kumar Chaudhary, in connection with the murder of 24-year old Hoshiarpur girl, Jyoti Kumari. Police, however, said the MLA's relatives claimed that they had no idea where he was.

Officials said that they had questioned the father and brother of the absconding MLA but were unable to get any leads on the whereabouts of the MLA and four of his accomplices in the case. While police had got arrest warrants issued against him on December 19, the MLA has gone into hiding.

Baddi SP, Arul Kumar, said raids were also conducted at the residence and business establishments of Ram Kumar Chaudhary on Thursday but there was no trace of him. Police officials said that though it has been established that the MLA was in constant touch with the deceased girl and his cell-phone was traced to Sector 21, where the 24-year-old was found murdered, further investigations depend on the recovery of three cell-phones that the girl had been using. This can only be done after the legislator is arrested, they added.

Police have already issued a look-out notice for the MLA and are seeking to get details of the transactions that have been made into the account of the deceased girl. Assistant commissioner of police, Virendar Singh, said the police is waiting for the details of the transactions that have been made into the account of the deceased girl at a branch of a private bank in Panchkula. The details are at the head office of the bank in Mumbai and money was deposited into the account from Baddi.

Singh said that the police have also summoned Jyoti Kumari's sister to help with investigations. "The MLA had visited the family for a marriage and the sister of the deceased girl can throw more light on the investigations," Singh said. He, however, said that the girl has not come to police as of now.

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