The girl had called Kumar to her home on the pretext of talking about their future, said Manu Maharaj, superintendent of police, Rohtas. Once he came, her relatives ambushed the unsuspecting youth. They thrashed him, threw him outside and raised an alarm, saying he was a thief.
“Following a statement from the girl, we have arrested her father and two other relatives, who have confessed to their role in the murder,” said Maharaj.
Kumar’s father, bus conductor Pravin Kumar, was distraught. “I was educating my son with great difficulty. With his death, our dreams have turned to ashes,” he said.