Police say 16-year-old Noida boy committed suicide
Circumstantial evidence indicate 16-year-old Noida resident Varun Rajput committed suicide as the post-mortem report did not reveal any signs of struggle before the incident, police said on Saturday.noida Updated: Aug 27, 2016 23:19 IST
Circumstantial evidence indicate 16-year-old Noida resident Varun Rajput committed suicide as the post-mortem report did not reveal any signs of struggle before the incident, police said on Saturday.
Varun, who lived in Noida Sector 22, was found dead at the Aditya Mega City apartment in Indirapuram on Wednesday night. His “former girlfriend” lives in the building.
“The left part of his body was crushed. The boy’s father alleged he had bruise marks on his face as a result of a scuffle before his death. The post-mortem refuted the claims,” said Indirapuram circle officer, Atul Kumar Yadav.
The girl and her father were booked for murder and destruction of evidence late Thursday night on the complaint of Varun’s father, Madan Singh Rajput. Police recorded the statements of both the accused.
“I had not spoken to Varun since three days before the incident even as he continued to send me messages on all three days. Even on Wednesday, I did not know he was coming to my society,” the girl told the police in a statement. She showed her chats with Varun on social media platforms to the police.
“The girl does not have her own mobile phone and used to speak to Varun from her father’s phone. Before dying, Varun had sent a long message to her father along with her intimate pictures, saying ‘I will die and will not let your daughter live in peace’. The girl admitted being in a relationship with the boy,” said officer Yadav.
The police recorded the statement of a Khoda resident, the last person he had allegedly spoken to before the incident. She was reportedly a mutual friend of both Varun and his “former girlfriend”.
“She said Varun seemed intoxicated and told her he was going to commit suicide and had uploaded the girl’s intimate pictures on Facebook. Their last conversation was at 7.50 pm. She was convincing Varun not to do it and after their call, informed all their friends about it as well,” said Yadav.
However, the post-mortem did not say whether Varun was drunk. Only a viscera sample can reveal that and those reports will take three months to come, police said.
Varun’s friends’ WhatsApp chats were taken which showed he had planned to make the intimate chats and pictures public and commit suicide. His friends tried to convince him not to do it, said police.
Police said it was unclear why he went to the girl’s apartment.
Police said Varun went missing from his house on the night of August 20-21. His mother complained to the police and he was later found drunk near his house. “After reading his messages, it was found that Varun often had drinks, though not habitually,” said Yadav.
Yadav said no arrests have been made as there is no proof of murder so far against the girl or her father.
“Our son will never commit suicide and we are sure he has been murdered,” said Varun’s father Rajput, who is in Khushinagar for the last rites.