Delhi: 19-year-old murdered for not repaying money
A 19-year-old student was allegedly thrashed to death after he failed to repay the money he had borrowed from his neighbour. The incident was reported from northeast Delhi’s New Usmanpur area on Wednesday.delhi Updated: Oct 06, 2016 21:53 IST
A 19-year-old student was allegedly thrashed to death after he failed to repay the money he had borrowed from his neighbour. The incident was reported from northeast Delhi’s New Usmanpur area on Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, Anshul stepped out of the house to meet friends but failed to return. His family tried to search him in the neighbourhood but were unable to find him.
They later received a call from one of Anshul’s friend saying that he had met with an accident and was admitted to a private hospital.
Anshul was referred to Lok Nayak hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
According to the police, the doctors suggested that he was beaten to death.
“There were marks on his neck and arms. There were injuries on the head and resistance marks on the body. Though the cause of death is still unknown, it appears to be a case of murder and not accident. We have initiated an inquiry and sections will be added to the FIR once the autopsy report is out. The body has been sent for a postmortem,” a senior police officer said.
Anshul’s uncle told the police that a boy in the neighbourhood had been threatening him for over a month. He said that Anshul had borrowed money from him and had even returned R 2,200 but he was demanding interest.
“Anshul had refused to pay the interest and the two had a scuffle over the issue in the past. The family, however, never thought that it will escalate to this level. They said that the night Anshul was killed, he stepped out of the house to meet his neighbour along with his friend to settle the matter,” the officer said.
Police have accessed the call records of Anshul’s phone to identify the person who called him to meet on Tuesday. Police have also accessed the CCTV footage from the area and are analysing it.
First Published: Oct 06, 2016 21:53 IST