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Key witness in Sriniwaspuri murder fears for his life

delhi Updated: Mar 18, 2011 23:59 IST

For the last four days, the prime witness in the Yash Singhal murder case has not been to school fearing threat to his life. Yash, a 16-year-old school student, was allegedly waylaid, assaulted and then stabbed to death by nine minors living in the same neighbourhood.

The assault happened metres away from his residence in southeast Delhi's Sriniwaspuri on Saturday last week.

The prime witness in the case has reportedly told the police that his life is in danger, as the friends of the accused threatened him with dire consequences if he told anything to the police.

Not only this, the boy has also said that friends of the alleged killers even assaulted him while he was playing cricket and also broke his bat.

"He told us that the bullies approached him near his house and assaulted him on Thursday. They even told him that as they are minors they would go scot free with another murder," said a senior police officer.

According to the police, the witness was passing through the area when he saw the nine boys assaulting Yash. He was the one who rushed to Yash's house and told his parents about it.

"The boy has not gone to school in the last four days fearing for his life. We are investigating the matter and looking into all facts of the case," added the officer.