Class 11 boy killed by friends in Mehrauli

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A 17-year-old boy was stran­gled to death by his friend and two oth­ers af­ter he tried to ini­ti­ate friend­ship with his friend’s girl­friend study­ing along with him at school. The in­ci­dent was re­ported from South Delhi’s Mehrauli area and three per­sons have been ap­pre­hended in the case.

Jaideep alias Jatin Goyal was killed by his friend Navin Singh (20), Akash Chaud­hary alias Ashu (23) and an­other friend of theirs. The ac­cused per­son had taken the help of a crime show on tele­vi­sion to com­mit the crime. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, it was Singh’s girl­friend who stud­ied with Goyal. The girl had told Singh that around two months back Goyal had tried to speak to her but she avoided; later Singh asked her to stop talk­ing to him but a few days back she in­formed Singh about Goyal fol­low­ing her and ini­ti­at­ing friend­ship, fol­low­ing which he hatched a con­spir­acy along with his as­so­ciates to kill him.

Goyal’s mother said that he re­turned home hap­pily from school on Satur­day as he had won a tro­phy. Ev­ery Satur­day, Goyal went to the Shani tem­ple in Ja­sola known by ev­ery­one.“He left for the tem­ple around 6:30 pm and when he did not re­turn home till 8 pm, I asked my daugh­ter to call him. When we called on his num­ber, some­one else picked up the phone and said that they would kill my son, if I did not ful­fill their de­mands of a ran­som of Rs 20 lakh. I agreed to pay as well,” said the mother.

While all this was hap­pen­ing Akash was sit­ting at Goyal’s house and mis­lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tors. At the same time, he was also in­form­ing his friends about the sit­u­a­tion at Goyal’s house and their ac­tions.

The fam­ily mem­bers then in­formed the po­lice, who reg­is­tered a case of kid­nap­ping. The po­lice traced the lo­ca­tion from where the ran­som call was made and also found Goyal’s scooty dumped there. Af­ter scan­ning var­i­ous CCTV footages in the area, one of them showed three boys with faces cov­ered go­ing on a bul­let mo­tor­cy­cle. The po­lice showed the grab of the CCTV footage to var­i­ous friends of Goyal. One of them iden­ti­fied the bul­let as that of Akash, fol­low­ing which he was ap­pre­hended.

Af­ter sus­tained in­ter­ro­ga­tion, he broke down and con­fessed to the crime. At his in­stance, two of his other friends were also ap­pre­hended.

The ac­cused (Navin Singh, Akash Chaud­hary) un­der po­lice cus­tody

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