NEW DELHI: The father of Sahil Gehlot has been arrested on the charge of criminal conspiracy in the murder case of his son’s live-in partner, Nikki Yadav (24). Gehlot’s father, Virender Singh, has been booked under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and was arrested late on Friday night after police found that he was aware that his son had allegedly killed the woman. Police have also detained four others known to Gehlot, who reportedly met him midway after the alleged murder. Sources in Crime Branch said Gehlot married Yadav at a temple in Greater Noida in 2020 when the two were staying in a rented accommodation. “Gehlot’s father was aware about it, still he fixed Gehlot’s wedding with someone else. Even after the murder, Gehlot informed his father about the crime, but he was still asked to marry the other woman forcefully the same day. All these details emerged during Gehlot’s questioning and after examining his call data records,” a source said.Police said after Gehlot left his home in Mitraon village after his engagement and when he did not return till the next morning, his family members panicked as they thought he had run away. “Two of his cousins and two close friends were told to look for him. They left the village and kept calling Gehlot. Since they were aware that he could be with Yadav, they went towards Bindapur. Meanwhile, Gehlot picked up a call and told them he was near Paschim Vihar. The four reached there and saw Yadav motionless. They then helped him dispose of the body and all returned home,” the source added.Gehlot told police that his family members were trying to reach him, but he was not responding. He even said his family knew that he wanted to live with Yadav, but was opposed to the tie as the two belonged to different castes. Police would verify his claims. “We are likely to arrest the four who have been detained for being part of the criminal conspiracy,” said the source.