A 19-year-old was allegedly killed by a man after “trying to force” him to engage in a homosexual act with him, Bundi police said.
The body of the boy was found on September 19, a day after his murder in the Hindoli area.
The accused, identified as Zakir Mohammed, 23, a resident of Mahaveernagar Colony, has been arrested in connection with the murder of Lokendra Singh Yadav, a resident of Ban KaKheda village, Superintendent of Police Bhuvan Bhushan Yadav told reporters on Tuesday evening.
Zakir has confessed to the murder act, he said.
During the interrogation, the accused told police that the Lokendra was a “homosexual” and “forcing him to engage in unnatural sexual relationship with him,” police said.
Zakir, who works at a barber’s shop, was allegedly being pressurised by Yadav, a high-school dropout, for a sexual relationship, and he used to bully him for money, the SP added.
On September 18th, Yadav and Zakir both consumed liquor at a spot along the Kota-Jaipur highway after which Lokendra allegedly started pressuring Yadav to engage in sexual intercourse with him, and unable to bear it any more, Zakir strangled him to death, he said.
Following the incident, Zakir threw the clothes, bag, ID and other belongings of Lokendra into Jait Sagar lake according to the SP, which were later recovered.
The accused has been arrested and booked under sections 302(murder) and 201(causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC and further interrogation is going on, police said.
Meanwhile, Lokendra’s family members have rejected the reason being given behind the motive of the murder by the police.