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Youth killed, body dumped inside empty water tank

delhi Updated: Apr 04, 2010 00:13 IST
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The Delhi Police have arrested three people, including two juveniles, for allegedly killing a man who was believed to be in love with their sister.

The police said that the accused fell in love with their sister and wanted to marry her.

However, he belonged to a different caste and the family of the accused was opposed to the match.

According to police, the victim, 20-year-old Bunty Kumar, was bludgeoned to death by the accused. He was a resident of Anand Parbat in central Delhi.

The police have arrested Arun Kumar (22) and two juveniles aged 14 and 17 years for involvement in the crime.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Jaspal Singh said, “The body was found in an empty water tank in an advance stage of decomposition on March 30. The victim went missing on March 28 and a missing case was registered in the matter.”

Police said that on March 30, a foul smell was noticed near Zakhira Jalashay in Pahari Nehru Nagar.

A police team immediately reached the 25-feet-deep empty water tank and discovered Bunty’s body.

Police said that during investigation, it was revealed that the deceased Bunty was in love with a girl from a different caste and was allegedly asking her to accept his friendship.

The girl’s family, however, objected to it, as the boy belonged to a different caste. They were not ready to get her married to him.

“It was further revealed that he had once proposed to her even in the busy market of the area and the girl’s family had threatened him with dire consequences as well,” said Singh.

The family of the girl has been questioned at length in this regard,” Singh added.

Police said that the girl’s brother, who is a minor, made a plan along with his friends , who included 22-year-old Arun and another minor and allegedly murdered the victim.

Police said that on March 26, the three accused called the deceased near the railway track in Daya Basti.

They assaulted him with a sharp razor.

“He was also beaten with sticks and was taken to the water tank and pushed inside. The three accused went down the water tank, which was empty. They strangled

Bunty with a shirt and when he fell unconscious, they crushed his face with a stone,” added Singh.

Police said that Arun works at the clinic of a dentist and has had cases of robbery and theft against him.

The minor brother of the girl and his friends are school dropouts.