Jamshedpur, April 16: Four days after a 42-year-old man Deepak Kumar disappeared after murdering four persons at his residence in Kadma on April 4, the police on Friday arrested from a private bank premises in Dhanbad.
Sources revealed that the Jamshedpur police was tracking the accused’s cellphone which he had activated for 15 minutes while making transaction at the bank. As soon as the police came to know about Deepak Kumar’s whereabouts, it passed the information to it counterparts in Dhanbad and got accused in police custody on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the police also issued ‘Wanted’ notice, declaring reward for anyone informing police about his whereabouts leading to the arrest of the accused.
The wanted notice against Deepak Kumar was issued by the Jamshedpur police after it failed to trace the quadruple killer after making efforts..
In the wanted notice which is in the form of a poster, the police have put up a file photograph of the accused and also the registration number of his motorcycle (JH05BR-4107).
It has also been mentioned in the notice that the identity of the informer will be kept a secret. “We issued the notice mentioning Deepak Kumar wanted in connection with the gruesome killings he committed as he was still absconding, ” said OC, Kadma police station, Manoj Kumar Thakur.
It may be recalled that after killing his wife, two minor daughters and the 22-year-old tuition teacher at his residence in Tista road in Kadma, Deepak had called his friend Roshan Kumar to drop in at his place for lunch. Roshan who is a resident of Telco had come along with his wife, brother-in-law and a toddler daughter at Kadma. But Deepak who was in a killing spree had also attacked his friend and the friend’ brother-in-law Ankit Kumar with a hammer, leading to grievous injuries to Roshan and Ankit.
Both Ankit and Roshan are undergoing treatment at Tata Main Hospital, where the condition of Ankit (28) is said to be serious. Roshan managed to escape from Deepak’s residence along with his wife, toddler daughter and brother-in-law had informed Deepak’s brother-in-law Binod Kumar, leading the latter to inform the police.
Four separate teams were set up to nab Deepak and detect the case conclusively. The teams conducted a search operation to nab the prime accused. They had put Deepak’s cellphone number on surveillance.