Delhi ACP's son killed by friends for financial dispute, body found in canal

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The 26-year-old son of a Delhi Police assistant commissioner, Lakshya Chauhan, was allegedly pushed into a canal in Haryana by two friends following a financial dispute, as reported by the police on Friday. Chauhan's lifeless body was discovered in the canal. One of the accused has been apprehended, and authorities are actively pursuing the arrest of the second individual. Earlier in the week, the police revealed that Chauhan, accompanied by friends Vikas Bhardwaj and Abhishek, had attended a marriage function in Haryana's Sonepat on Monday.

After he did not return home the next day, his father ACP Yashpal Singh, posted as ACP (Operations) in Outer-north Delhi, lodged a missing complaint on Tuesday, they said.
The complaint was later converted into an abduction FIR when the police suspected some foul play during the investigation, they added.
The section of murder was added to the case on Friday and one person was arrested in connection with the case, an official said.

Chauhan, who resided with his parents in outer-north Delhi's Samaypur Badli area, was an advocate and practised at the Tis Hazari court here, the official said.
His friend Bhardwaj works as a clerk for another lawyer who practises at the Tis Hazari court, while Abhishek (19) is his acquaintance, who was detained on Thursday for questioning, he said.
During interrogation, Abhishek said Bhardwaj called him on Monday noon and invited him to attend a marriage function with him and Chauhan in Sonepat, the official said.

Bhardwaj had also told him that Chauhan had taken a loan from him and misbehaved whenever he asked him to return the money. The duo then planned to eliminate him, he added.
On Monday, Chauhan picked the accused from near Mukarba Chowk in Rohini here. They reached the marriage function by night and left after 12 am, another official said.
While returning, the trio stopped the car on the roadside near the Munak Canal to attend nature's call. This is when Bhardwaj and Abhishek allegedly pushed Chauhan into the canal and fled the spot in his car, the official said.

When the accused reached Delhi, Bhardwaj dropped Abhishek in Narela and went away, he said.
Abhishek was picked up from his house in Narela on Thursday, the official said.
Based on Abhishek's statement, he was arrested and Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code were added to the FIR, he added.
The police said efforts are being made to trace Chauhan's car and arrest Vikas.
(With IANS inputs)

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