Delhi: 18-yr-old hanged self after being thrashed by men who ‘stalked’ sister

The man’s sister has alleged that on December 6 two men had stalked her on her way to work. When her brother tried to confront the men they allegedly assaulted him. The man was later found hanging in his house.

delhi Updated: Dec 11, 2017 12:50 IST
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Shubhomoy Sikdar
Hindustan Times
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Relatives of the 18-year-old mourn in North Delhi’s Samaypur Badli on Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Police on Sunday said they have registered a case of molestation, stalking and abetment to suicide in the case of an 18-year-old who was found hanging in his house on December 7.

Police said that the man was found dead a day after being beaten up by some men who had also allegedly molested and stalked his elder sister.

Police are yet to arrest any of the alleged stalkers.

Narrating the sequence of events, the man’s 19-year-old elder sister told HT that on December 6 two men had stalked her on her way to work.

The woman alleged that she started running in order to avoid her stalkers and bumped into some of her friends, who knew both the men.

She said that later, when she met her brother for lunch that day, she told him about the duo, who she claimed would wait for her in nearby parks and vacant plots. The 19-year-old works in a dry fruit packaging factory, while her younger brother worked as a motor mechanic in a garage near their house.

“On his way back from the garage around 8.30pm, my brother spotted the two men sitting in a park and confronted them. The men then called up 10-12 of their friends to the spot, who together assaulted my brother mercilessly,” said the sister.

The man’s younger sister, aged 14, who was on her way home from a coaching class, saw the assailants roughing up her brother and immediately alerted the family, who intervened and broke up the fight.

“Before leaving the men threatened to abduct me” the elder sister said. She added that the men also accused her brother of stealing a phone.

A day later, the man was found hanging inside his house. His mother said she had stepped out to buy shawls when her son took his life. “I had gone down to buy shawls and my daughters were also not in the room. When one my daughters came up to get money from the room, she found it locked from the inside. She immediately raised an alarm alerting the neighbours. They then broke down the door to find my boy hanging from the ceiling,” the woman said.

The man was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The hospital informed the police and a case was registered. “We have named three persons in the FIR and several teams have been formed to trace them,” said DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta.

First Published: Dec 11, 2017 12:07 IST