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Man held for male partner’s murder in Delhi, minor boy also apprehended

Police said the duo allegedly bludgeoned the man to death with bricks and stones after he allegedly refused to have a physical relationship with the minor boy.

delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2019 10:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Police said the crime was reported on Monday evening when a passerby spotted the body and called the police control room.

Three days after the body of a 22-year-old man with his head crushed was found in a drain in southwest Delhi’s Delhi Cantonment, the police Thursday said they have arrested his 24-year-old male partner and detained a 15-year-old boy in connection with the crime.

Police said the duo allegedly bludgeoned the man to death with bricks and stones after he allegedly refused to have a physical relationship with the minor boy.

The arrested man works with a private company while the minor boy is a daily wage earner along with his father. Police said they have recovered the blood-soaked clothes of the arrested and detained persons that they were allegedly wearing at the time of the crime. A brick and stone with blood on them were also recovered from the crime scene.

Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Devender Arya said the crime came to their notice around 8.30am on Monday, when a passerby spotted the body and called the police control room. “We found multiple injuries on the head, suggesting that the man was repeatedly attacked with a blunt object. The body was sent to a nearby government hospital’s mortuary for an autopsy,” Arya said.

Police said the man’s identity was established with the help of his identification documents, which were found on his person. He worked as a wedding tent decorator and ran a catering shop. Investigators spoke to his friends and neighbours and learnt about his relationship with a 24-year-old man, living in his neighbourhood.

“The man was interrogated and he admitted to the crime. His questioning led us to the minor boy. We apprehended him as well,” a police officer, on the condition of anonymity, said.

The duo revealed that on Sunday night, they met the 22-year-old man. “When the minor boy proposed to have sex with him, the 22-year-old man refused. It led to an argument during which the duo overpowered him and crushed his head with bricks and stones, killing him on the spot,” the officer said, adding the two fled the crime scene leaving the body behind.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 10:15 IST