3 arrested in case of triple murder in UP's Basti

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Basti (UP), Jan 10 (PTI) Police arrested three people on Sunday in connection with a case of triple murder in Basti district in Uttar Pradesh.

Police said potato trader Mohammad Aslam was travelling in a truck on the national highway-28 on Saturday when he was killed along with the driver and the helper.

The assailants also looted Rs 6 lakh.

Inspector General of Police (Basti Range) Anil Kumar Rai said police swung into action soon after a complaint was lodged at Chhavni police station and arrested the accused -- identified as Ajeet Singh, Arun Kumar Yadav and Sheel Kumar Maurya.

The truck driver and helper were identified as Rajkumar Gautam and Sonu Maurya. PTI CORR NAV SMN SMN