Woman arrested in murder case

Muzaffarnagar: A woman, who had been evading arrest in a two-year-old murder case, was arrested from Khatoli town of the district.

Police said the woman was arrested yesterday. Police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 5,000 on information leading to her arrest.

A police officer said the woman was an accused in the murder of a man, Mujahid.

Mujahid was abducted and murdered in Khatoli town on May 27, 2015. His body was then tied to a motorcycle and thrown into a water body.

Two other accused in the case had already been arrested, the police officer said.

In a separate case, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force claimed to have arrested a notorious criminal from Matbhed village in the district last evening.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Yadav said the arrested was involved in several cases of murder and loot in Bulandshahr, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar and Bijnor districts.

Police had announced a reward of Rs 12,000 on information leading to his arrest.