Shobhit murder: Father slams cops
Family members of an IT student, stabbed to death early this year near his South West Delhi home, on Tuesday accused the city police before the Delhi High Court of ignoring their suspicion of involvement of the father of a girl, friendly to the boy, behind the killing.delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2011 00:48 IST
Family members of an IT student, stabbed to death early this year near his South West Delhi home, on Tuesday accused the city police before the Delhi High Court of ignoring their suspicion of involvement of the father of a girl, friendly to the boy, behind the killing.
Making their pleas personally, the father and the sister of slain 20-year-old IT student Shobhit Modi told justice Mukta Gupta that the police has not probed the case despite them having named the girl’s father in their complaint.
An IT student at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, Shobhit was fatally stabbed by some unknown persons near his house at Vasant Kunj in South West Delhi on May 5.
“Police has been claiming that it has examined several people associated with the victim but (is) not examining the girl’s family members properly,” Shobhit’s father and sister told the court.
“What is the use of interrogating 1,100 contacts but not examining properly four-five people who we are suspecting? The agency (police) is biased,” Shobhit’s sister told the court, referring to the reply by the Vasant Kunj police to their plea for entrusting the blind murder case to the CBI for probe.
In its reply to the plea by Shobhit’s kin, the police had claimed that it has examined several people including the family members of the alleged girlfriend, residing in trans-Yamuna area.
On submissions by Shobhit’s father Suraj Modi and sister, Justice Gupta suggested to them to sit with the investigating officer and put forth their clues to probe the case. The court also asked public prosecutor Dayan Krishna to have the case probed “from the angle given by the complainant.”
Krishna, however, told the court that the police had several meetings with the complainants and “the police has already investigated the case from all the angles given by them.”