On Friday, Indian police removed a man accused of murder from Prague, who fled India more than ten years ago. According to Indian police, the man killed his American friend’s partner in 2003. He will be brought to justice in Mumbai on Saturday, according to the Hindustan Times.
The accused 46-year-old Vipul P. has been in custody in Prague since last November, when he was detained in cooperation with Interpol. A four-member Indian extradition team picked him up after exchanging correspondence and documentation with the Czech side for more than a year.
According to Indian authorities, the man was one of a trio that murdered a 33-year-old model from the United States, Leon Swiderska. Her body was found in India on February 8, 2003 near a highway hotel. According to Indian police, her fiancé ordered her murder, who did not hire Vipula P. and two other men. According to the police, the fiancé hoped that thanks to Swiderská’s death he would get to her million-dollar insurance policy.
Indian police charged all four men in 2003, but the court acquitted them of lack of evidence. The state appealed against the acquittal, Vipul P. did not appear in court and fled the country.