Nikki Yadav murder case: Court extends judicial custody of 6 accused by 14 days


A Delhi court on Monday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of Sahil Gehlot, accused of murdering his girlfriend Nikki Yadav and stuffing her body in a refrigerator in southwest Delhi before he was caught.

A link court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sameeksha Gupta extended the judicial custody of the other five co-accused for 14 days.

Earlier on February 22, the court sent Gehlot (24) to 12-day judicial custody while five other co-accused were sent to 14-day judicial custody on February 20.

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Gehlot was arrested on February 14, while his father Virender Singh, cousins ​​Naveen and Ashish and friends Lokesh and Amar were arrested three days later.

Police had said that five co-accused were arrested after their role in the murder was ascertained.

Police had initially said that Gehlot had confessed to killing Yadav because she was pressuring him for marriage.

In a twist in the case, police said Yadav was the wife of Sahil Gehlot and the couple got married in 2020.

According to a senior Delhi Police official, Yadav was opposing the marriage arranged by Gehlot’s family. He murdered Yadav as he could not convince him to go ahead with the marriage.

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