Class 12 student murders girlfriend over suspicion of having multiple affairs
Police said the boy punched the girl in the face and neck and throttled her to death in a fit of anger on September 9. He then dragged the body to the cliff and pushed it down Aminpur hills .india Updated: Sep 13, 2017 23:20 IST
A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Hyderabad on Wednesday for allegedly killing his former classmate and girlfriend of the same age on the outskirts of the city.
The decomposed body of Chandni Jain was found in the hillocks at Aminpur on Tuesday morning, after she disappeared four days ago. Locals discovered the body and alerted police.
They were classmates at a school in Kompalli for four years till 2015.
Police said the boy strangulated the Class 12 girl and dumped the body in the rocky bushes, suspecting her of having multiple affairs.
The suspicion stemmed from social media as the girl had befriended several boys through Facebook and Snapchat, Cyberabad police commissioner Sandip Sandilya said.
“Both were minors and were under the influence of social media relationships,” he said.
The boy was trying to avoid her but she was apparently putting pressure to marry her.
Parents should check what their children are doing and where they are going, the officer advised.
“On September 9, she had a bitter argument with the boy and he wanted to get rid of her permanently,” he said.
In the evening, he took her to Ameenpur hills in an autorickshaw. They quarrelled at the popular tourist spot and allegedly threatened to commit suicide.
“In a fit of anger, he punched her in the face and neck and throttled her to death. Then he dragged the body to the cliff and pushed it down the hillock,” Sandilya said.
When the girl didn’t return at night, her parents reported police and an investigation began right away.
The cops spoke to her friends and based on their information and phone call records, it was deduced that the boyfriend could be the culprit. Police also tracked down the autorickshaw driver.
The case was solved after scanning CCTV footage, which showed the girl along with a youth getting down from an autorickshaw and walking towards the bushes.
Interestingly, the boy had visited Jain’s house on Tuesday to console her family members.
The boy was arrested thereafter and is said to have confessed to the crime.
The girl’s father, a businessman, suspects the boy was not alone in committing the crime.
(with agency inputs)
First Published: Sep 13, 2017 22:52 IST