Delhi: Class 12 student shot dead at her home, father suspects role of relative

Delhi: Class 12 student shot dead at her home, father suspects role of relative

An 18-year-old girl was shot dead at her home in south Delhi, police said Friday.

Pinki alias Sakhi, a student of Class 12, was attacked in Buddh Vihar in Munirka area, a police official told IANS.

Police said an unknown person barged into the victim's house, shot her in the chest and fled. The girl succumbed to her injuries in a hospital.

The youth entered the house in Budh Vihar in Munirka area, closed the girl's room and pumped bullets into her chest, a senior police official said.

The victim has been identified as Pinki (18), a student of government school in RK Puram Sector 5.

"Her aunt was present in the house when the incident took place. After shooting her, the boy whose identity is yet to be ascertained, fled from the scene," the official said.

The victim's aunt tried to chase the youth but he fled from the spot.

Pinki was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

The victim's father Pritam said that he suspect one of his relatives to be behind the murder.

"He is a relative of my sister-in-law and my nephew. The person used to call me and threaten that he will kill my daughter. He was following my daughter since she was 13. He was forcing her to marry him," he claimed.

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