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Rohini teenager’s body found

Nineteen-year-old Raju Roy went missing on January 4. Three days later, on Thursday, his body was found in Gharaunda (Karnal).

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2010 00:16 IST
Jatin Anand

Nineteen-year-old Raju Roy went missing on January 4. Three days later, on Thursday, his body was found in Gharaunda (Karnal).

Police said the Class XII student was stabbed 28 times.

Shrimal Roy, the father of the victim, said on Monday (January 4) his son dropped him at his clinic around 5 in the evening and then met some of his friends before he went home.

“But when I returned around 10 that night, I found that my son hadn’t returned. He had also taken our Santro car along with him,” Roy said.

The family lives in Mangolpuri Kalan in Rohini.

Recalling the happenings, Roy, who is a homeopathic doctor, said the ransom call came from his son’s mobile phone. “The caller asked for Rs 20 lakh for his release. Then the police took over the investigation.”

Police said they have found CCTV footage from an ATM booth on way to Karnal which they believe is that of the assailants.

“According to our investigation, the assailants befriended the guard at the ATM and offered him Rs 2,000 to switch off the lights in the booth. They then entered with their faces covered and took out Rs 15,000 from the victim’s account,” said a senior police officer, who didn’t give his name, as he isn't authorised to talk to media.

“All this was partially covered in the CCTV footage. We have taken that and are examining it. We are also questioning the guard.”

Police said the accused men had also wiped their fingerprints from the booth.

Though the police have not been able to pin point the exact reason for killing the teenager, they said looking at the number of times he had been stabbed, it seemed like a case of revenge killing.

“We are looking into all possible angles. We believe it could be a case of revenge,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Atul Katiyar.