On Friday, Delhi police filed a charge sheet against Sahil and five other people, including his father, for allegedly murdering Nikki Yadav in February.
The charge was filed by the Delhi Police Crime Branch before Link Metropolitan Magistrate Paras Dalal of Dwarka Court. The accused are being held in judicial custody. The charge sheet was filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302, 201, 202, 212, 120B Part 1 and 34. These sections deal with murder, evidence destruction, and criminal conspiracy.
The charge sheet is 576 pages long and includes the operating part, documents, a list of witnesses, and CCTV footage, among other things. The charge sheet has been posted for review by the court. The charge sheet has been filed, according to accused Lokesh Yadav’s counsel, Anirudh Yadav.
All of the accused will remain in judicial custody until the next date. The case has been scheduled for May 25.
Sahil Gahlot, the main suspect, was arrested on February 14 for allegedly murdering Nikki, his live-in partner. Other suspects were later apprehended by the Crime Branch.
According to the police, after committing the crime, accused Sahil married another girl of his family’s choosing. Sahil stuffed the body in a refrigerator in a Dhaba after the murder.
Following the interrogation, Delhi police arrested Sahil’s father, two cousins Ashish and Naveen, and two friends Amar and Lokesh. During interrogation, Sahil told the police that the deceased had asked him not to marry another girl because they (Sahil and deceased) had already married in 2020.
She was his wife, not a live-in companion. As a result, she was pleading with him not to proceed with the marriage planned by his family with another girl on February 10 of this year, according to police.