Delhi: Missing schoolboy found dead, friends held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 15, 2014 00:37 IST

An 18-year-old student of a private school in Rohini was allegedly kidnapped and later murdered in Haryana’s Murthal village by his three friends, including a juvenile, police said Tuesday.

The accused first strangled the victim and then pumped three bullets into the body before setting it on fire, said the police.

Police have arrested the victim’s two friends, Varun Jindal and Parth, while the juvenile has been apprehended. The teen had been missing since October 11 and a missing complaint was filed at Rohini North police station the same night by his family.

Senior police officers said they were questioning the accused to ascertain the motive behind the gruesome crime. Police sources said investigators suspected a love angle.

A police officer said the crime was detected after they were informed by their counterparts in Haryana about a semi-charred body that was discovered in a field near an amusement park on GT Karnal Road.

“The physical description of the deceased matched with that of the youth who went missing from Rohini on October 11. The victim’s family was sent to Murthal where they identified the body,” said the officer.

The juvenile was nabbed first after the victim’s mother told them that her son had left with him in the morning. The juvenile, in turn, gave up the names of the other two accused.

The arrested youth told the police they first partied at a restaurant in Rohini Sector 18 till late in the night and later left for Murthal, on two scooties, to eat paranthas. “On the way, the three strangled the victim and pumped three bullets in his body. To hide his identity, they poured petrol on the body and set it on fire,” added the officer.

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