Juvenile held for killing sister's lover
Teams up with three men to murder him
A youth was strangled by three persons, including a juvenile, for allegedly developing a relationship with the juvenile’s sister at west Delhi’s Khyala, police said on Tuesday.
Bharat, 23, of West Punjabi Bagh, Ajay Kumar Yadav, 25, of Pitampura and the minor was apprehended after Chanjesh’s body was found half-burnt with his head crushed at a DDA park on last Saturday.
“An interrogation revealed that Chanjesh was killed after the juvenile saw him with his sister in an objectionable condition at a park. Chanjesh worked as a peon with a transport company at Shivaji Park in Punjabi Bagh,” said V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west).
The body was initially unidentified but police found clues from a visiting card and a paper slip with handwritten telephone numbers found lying nearby.
Most numbers were located in Bihar. Police contacted Manjesh, who later identified the body as of his younger brother Chanjesh.
After interrogating many people, police learnt that Chanjesh was last seen in the company of Bharat and his juvenile friend. Bharat was then interrogated, but he claimed ignorance of the incident.
A probe, however, established that Bharat called accomplices Bittu and Ajay on Friday night and they came with a delivery van.
Police then interrogated Bharat again and he confessed that the juvenile had approached him after he saw Chanjesh with his sister.
“Bharat hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Chanjesh and dispose of his body in such a way that he could not be identified,” Renganathan said.
The accused went to Chanjesh’s house on Friday and bashed up and strangled him. Then they transported Chanjesh’s body to Raghubir Nagar in a delivery van.
“They took out Chanjesh’s belongings and distributed them among themselves, but while doing so the visiting card and a slip fell down,” Renganathan added.
They left after dragging the body into bushes, and setting it on fire.
A hunt is on to nab Bittu.