One arrested in connection with murder of 17-year-old girl

 A youth has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a 17-year-old girl and injuring her mother after they stopped him from urinating near the stairs of their house in south-east Delhi’s Hazrat Nizammuddin, police said on Tuesday.

The arrested man, Zaki, 21, is from UP’s Bulandshahr. The main accused Javed, 28, is absconding. “Javed and Zaki parted ways after the incident on November 21. In a bid to escape from Delhi Police, Zaki surrendered before a Bulandshahr court over an attempt to murder case registered at Gulawathi police station.

He was formally arrested on Monday,” said Ajay Chaudhry, additional commissioner of police (south-east).

The investigation was taken up after to the police control room regarding a firing incident at Alvi Chowk E-Block on November 21.

“It was found that 17-year-old Binno alias Gudiya and her mother Sadmani had been shot at. The injured were rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre, where Binno succumbed to injuries. Initial probe had found that their tenant Javed along with his associate Zaki were the culprits,” Chaudhry added.

The victims lived on the first floor of the building, while Javed had taken the second floor on rent. Binno and Sadmani were laying table for dinner when they spotted Javed and Zaki loitering outside the building at 9:30 pm.

Family members claimed that the shooting took place after Sadmani had caught Zaki relieving himself near the staircase on the ground floor. Sadmani objected and yelled at Zaki, but Javed and Zaki did not pay heed. They had an argument which soon turned ugly.

“The two left threatening them of dire consequences and returned at 10:30 pm,” Chaudhry said.

They opened fire due to which Binno suffered two gunshot wounds, while Sadmani sustained one. Hearing them scream, neighbours rushed to the spot, but Javed and Zaki fired in the air to prevent apprehension. A case has been registered.

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