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