A Borivli teenager paid with his life for threatening to upload a video, which showed his classmate doing sit-ups after a teacher punished him, on Facebook. Eight months after 19-year-old Sanjesh Janu Borle’s mutilated body was found at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the police have arrested the classmate seen in the video – Chetan Prakash Khankar, 19, for allegedly killing Borle.
The police nabbed Khankar after gathering data from Borle mobile phone, which the accused had taken away from the scene of crime, and on the basis of an informant’s tip off. Khankar has been arrested under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “After being produced before a metropolitan court, he has been remanded to police custody till May 30,” said Bhai Mahadeshwar, inspector at the Kasturba Marg police station.
The police had earlier registered a case of accidental death assuming that a wild animal had mauled Borle after his body was found in the national park on October 1 last year.
The post mortem report of the victim is yet to come, as the forensic science laboratory is yet to complete the viscera analysis, said police.
A resident of Sodawala Lane in Borivli (West), Borle was pursuing a course in mobile repair at the Kohinoor Institute of Technology, Borivli, where Khankar was his fellow student.
On September 17 last year, the duo’s professor at the institute punished Khankar and asked him to do sit-ups in the classroom.
Borle recorded a video of the act on his cell phone and later teased the accused about it. “Borle told Khankar that he would upload the video on Facebook. Khankar was embarrassed, and extremely angry at Borle,” said Mahadeshwar.
According to Khankar’s statement to the police, on September 20 last year, he followed Borle inside the national park and confronted him near the Gamdevi temple inside the park.
“The duo got into an argument and in a fit of rage, Khankar picked up a stone and hit Borle on the head. As the victim fell to the ground, Khankar ran away with Borle’s mobile phone,” said Mahadeshwar.