Stalker found dead in outer Delhi, victim’s family alleges foul play
The family of the deceased, Vinod Singh, has alleged that his body was found almost 12 hours after he was taken to the Prem Nagar police chowki.delhi Updated: Apr 01, 2016 11:20 IST
The body of a 19-year-old man was found on the railway tracks in Kirari in outer Delhi on Thursday morning. He had been picked up by the police after he was accused of stalking his former girlfriend.
The family of the deceased, Vinod Singh, has alleged that his body was found almost 12 hours after he was taken to the Prem Nagar police chowki.
Singh’s family members have accused the girl’s family and the local police of allegedly murdering him and throwing his body on the railway tracks to make it a case of suicide. They alleged the police had threatened to book him in a false case.
Vikramjit Singh, DCP (outer), refuted the allegations, saying Singh was let off with warnings around 9.30pm on Wednesday as the girl refused to file a complaint against him. Locals said Singh had fled from the police post on the pretext of going to the toilet. He left his pair of slippers at the police station. Singh was allegedly inebriated and he feared that he would be arrested.
The police picked up Vinod from a neighbour’s retirement party. They took him to the police station on his friend Kale’s motorcycle 7.30pm. The woman, whom he stalked, and her sister were also there.
She told the police that he used to follow her. A senior police officer said, “She said he would stand outside her house for hours, causing her mental agony. When we asked her to file a complaint, she refused. She asked us to warn him against following her.”
Singh’s family said the woman and Vinod were in a relationship for three years. But they had broken up two years ago. They said he tried to patch up with her, but she rejected him.
Earlier, she had complained to the police. Vinod’s family members were then called to the police station. They had to give it in writing that Vinod would not harass her further.
“Vinod’s father wrote that they would not blame the woman’s family if he dies or suffers any injury,” the officer said.
He said Vinod then started harassing her again. On Thursday around 7.45am, Singh’s body was spotted on the railway track, 500 metres from his house. A security guard spotted the body and informed his brother, Sandeep.
“I was outside the police station till 9pm and returned home after that as the policemen told me that they will release my brother in two hours. He was found dead the next morning. They (the girl’s family and police) killed my brother and dumped his body on the railway tracks,” Sandeep said.
“He either committed suicide, or was run over by a train. We do not suspect any foul play in the matter,” the DCP said.