A 17-year-old boy allegedly murdered his friend, a 16-year-old, in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur for ‘bullying him’ when he was a child.The victim was hit 22 times with a brick.
Police said the suspect dumped the victim’s body in a pit beside the Yamuna and later reached the Juvenile Justice Board to surrender. But he was handed over to the police.
During counselling, the accused said he got the idea of killing his friend from a television show, police said.
Both lived in a labour camp near a power plant in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur. The parents of both teenagers worked are labourers at construction sites.
The accused called his friend last week for a party in a forested area near the Yamuna on October 31. After having a few drinks, the accused youth told his friend to lie down and offered to perform a magic trick, police said.
He covered the face of victim with a cloth and hit his head with a brick 22 times. After dumping the body, he washed the blood stains.
The victims parents started looking for him and went to the Jaitpur police station to register a missing complaint. The police registered a case of kidnapping.
Meanwhile, the suspect joined victim’s parents to look for him and misguided them.
On November 3, he reached the juvenile justice board to surrender. Officials informed the police about his claims following which he was interrogated.
During questioning, he told the police that the victim used to be his neighbour and bullied him since his childhood for petty reasons and he felt humiliated. He said he had tried to kill him earlier too.
A case of murder was registered. Both the accused and victim had dropped out of school and helped their parents.