Truck driver in Rajasthan held 18 years after murder

Tiruvallur: A man wanted for allegedly killing a truck owner 18 years ago in the district has been arrested from Rajasthan, police said.

Abdul Saleem alias Mangu Bhai, a driver, allegedly killed his employer, the owner of a truck, following an altercation in 2000 near Gummidipoondi, about 54 km from here, they said.

He allegedly committed the crime with the help of the vehicle cleaner and the latter had already been arrested. Saleem fled to Rajasthan, his native place, and had been keeping a low profile to avoid getting arrested.

A special police team arrested him from Rajasthan after tracking his movement for several days, police said. He was produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody.