An NRI couple has been booked for allegedly getting their adopted son murdered to pocket the insurance amount of Rs 1.20 crore which they had taken as cover for the boy’s life.
According to the police officials, an FIR has been lodged by the Police against Arti Loknath (53) and her husband Kanwaljitsinh Raijada (28) for allegedly being part of the conspiracy to murder Gopal (13). The couple resides in London.
Inspector Tilva said, “Arti and Kanwaljitsinh conspired with one Nitish Mund to adopt Gopal (13), get him insured and then kill him so that they could get insurance money. Nitish, who also lived in London before shifting here after his visa expired, had planned along with the couple since 2015 to kill Gopal.”
The couple’s role in the murder was revealed after police arrested Nitish on Monday in connection with the murder.
The 13-year-old boy was attacked with knife by some unknown assailants on a bike on the night of February 8 in Keshod of Junagadh district. Gopal lived with Nitish who had planned the attack by hiring two assailants for Rs. 5 lakh each.
Tilva further added, “Hired assailants attacked Gopal and Harsukh Patel after they came out of a vehicle at a pre-decided place at Keshod. We have initiated process to arrest the NRI couple who are at present in UK.”

First Published | 15 February 2017 1:00 PM
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