Varun Rajput, 16, who was found dead at a high-rise in Indirapuram on Wednesday night, allegedly uploaded intimate photos of his ‘former girlfriend’ on Facebook and shared them on WhatsApp an hour and a half before his death, police said.
He allegedly sent the pictures to the girl’s father at 7.33pm on Wednesday -- the same time he uploaded them on Facebook, police said.
“Varun’s friends told the police that he was drunk,” said Atul Kumar Yadav, circle officer, Indirapuram.
Police’s cyber cell has deleted the pictures. They also accessed chat messages. “Varun’s messages show that he had been chatting with the girl for the past three days and told her he would die without her,” said Yadav.
The police said the boy fell off the 11th floor of the building at Aditya Mega City apartments where the girl lives.
“The body had just one shoe. Police have found the second shoe on the 11th floor near the girl’s flat. But we are yet to establish a clear sequence of events,” said Yadav.
Varun’s father, Madan Singh Rajput, claimed that the girl’s father had a compelling motive to “kill” the Class 11 student. He demanded that the girl’s father, Abhijay Ratan, should immediately be arrested. The police booked Ratan under section 302 on Thursday.
He claimed that Varun was beaten up before he fell off the building. “I noticed a punch mark on Varun’s face. The mark was different from other injuries that he had,” said Rajput, an electrical contractor.
The girl’s father, however, rejected the allegations. “I do not know about any photographs and have no connection with the death of the boy,” he said.
Varun, a resident of Noida Sector 22, was found dead on Wednesday at 9 pm.
Initial investigations showed the boy’s legs were crushed due to the impact of the fall and he was bleeding from his head.
According to Varun’s friends, the girl broke up with him last week citing family pressure, which left him depressed.
Varun’s father said he knew about his son’s relationship with the girl.
“The girl’s father was miffed with their relationship. My son was very strong. It was not possible for a single person to handle him. They must have first beaten him up and thrown him off the 11th floor,” said Rajput.
“We are shattered as we have lost everything with our son. Four years ago, we had lost our seven-year-old daughter to a medical condition. We will fight for justice and will not rest,” said Rajput.