A murder suspect who had been absconding for 30 years while posing as a Buddhist monk was arrested by police on September 26 in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Farrukhabad: A murder suspect who had been absconding and hiding for 30 years while posing as a Buddhist monk was apprehended by police on September 26 in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Ram Sevak, the fugitive, was charged with multiple murders in 1991. He had murdered six members of a family over a love affair in the Lakhanpur area of Agra. Three suspects were detained and sent to jail but later released on bail.
The three accused were then given death sentences by the local court, but two of them, Kishori Lal and Ram Sevak, managed to flee. Ram Sevak had been absconding for the last thirty years and was arrested near the Farrukhabad bus stand on Monday night.
During the police interrogation, it was found he had gone to Delhi, turned to Buddhism and started living as a Buddhist monk. Besides this, the accused had changed his name as well as his identity.
Ashoka Meena, a police officer, said, “The accused of a mass murder that took place in 1991 has been arrested. He was absconding and was living in a monastery after changing his identity and name.”