Shobhit's murderer arrested

Delhi police seem to have cracked Shobhit murder case after three weeks of investigation, with arrest of a junkie from Kusumpur Pahari area near Vasant Kunj. The youth was detained on Friday evening.

delhi Updated: May 28, 2011 11:34 IST
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Delhi police seem to have cracked Shobhit murder case after three weeks of investigation, with arrest of a junkie from Kusumpur Pahari area near Vasant Kunj. The youth was detained on Friday evening.

According to Police sources the 25-year old drug addict killed Shobhit after he failed to rob 20-year old IT student on May 5. Shobhit a Vasant Kunj resident, was stabbed to death while walking home from a neighbourhood mall on May 5.

Police sources also revealed that the suspect and Shobhit possibly had an altercation after he tried to rob Shobhit. This enraged the junkie as a result of which he stabbed Shobhit.

Police is now searching for suspect's associate.

The police got the breakthrough in the case just a day after Shobhit's father, MMTC general manager Suraj Modi sent an email to the Delhi Police chief complaining about "shoddy" investigations into the murder of his 20-year-old son.

First Published: May 28, 2011 11:31 IST