Six youths killed teen for ‘giv­ing’ info to po­lice, held

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Six youths have been ar­rested for mur­der­ing their 17-year-old friend and bury­ing his body on the bank of Ya­muna. They ac­cused him of pass­ing on in­for­ma­tion about them to the po­lice.

They were ar­rested af­ter cops caught two of them with a pis­tol while they were wait­ing to snatch valu­ables from passersby on the Geeta Colony fly­over on Fri­day evening. The de­com­posed body of Prince Bhard­waj was later recovered.

DCP (Shah­dara) Amit Sharma said that the age of the youths is be­ing ver­i­fied and ap­pro­pri­ate le­gal ac­tion will be be­ing taken against them.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the ar­rested youths told the cops that Prince used to be a part of their group ear­lier, but he had de­vel­oped some difference­s with the group leader three years ago. How­ever, he kept en­quir­ing about them from the oth­ers, which had irked the group mem­bers. Dur­ing this, the youths started tak­ing to petty crimes and rob­beries to fund a lav­ish lifestyle. Prince had come to know about this, and even threat­ened to ex­pose them. The group started sus­pect­ing him of be­ing a po­lice in­former and de­cided to elim­i­nate him.

On Septem­ber 29, one of them called Prince to Ya­muna Bank on the pre­text of re­solv­ing their difference­s while the oth­ers waited in hid­ing. When Prince ar­rived, they at­tacked him with stones and smashed his face to en­sure that cops do not recog­nise him. The youths then dug a pit and buried Prince’s body in it.

On Fri­day, two of them had met at the Geeta Colony fly­over to snatch valu­ables from the passersby when they were in­ter­cepted by the cops. Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, one of them broke down and con­fessed to the mur­der. Cops ar­rested the rest of them based on the youth’s con­fes­sion. All of them were school dropouts.

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