Missing youth found dead

21-yr-old untraceable for five days, police call it suicide

A 21-year-old youth, who went missing under mysterious circumstances while returning home from a relative’s house in north-east Delhi’s Seelampur last week, was found dead in south-east Delhi’s Sunlight Colony on Tuesday.

Police said his body washed up on the banks of the Yamuna.

Vineet Kumar, who lived with family at Sunlight Colony, was untraceable since June 13. His motorcycle was found abandoned on DND Flyway, and his family alleged that he was kidnapped by neighbours over enmity.

Police, however, suspected it to be a case of suicide after questioning his female friend.

Vineet’s father, Rakesh, claimed that their neighbours had been threatening them over Vineet’s brother, Tanuj, befriending a girl named Priyanka.

A case of kidnapping was then filed with Sunlight Colony police station over Rakesh’s complaint on June 14.

Police had questioned several locals, but could not establish the sequence of events.
“We then questioned Vineet’s female friend, who said he was depressed. After initial probe, we suspected that he committed suicide by jumping into the Yamuna from DND Flyway,” a police officer said.

Rakesh told police that Vineet had gone to visit his aunt in Seelampur and was returning home in a motorcycle on June 13. Vineet last spoke to his mother over phone at 6.45 pm. “Vineet informed his mother that he had reached near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, and was about to reach home,” the officer added.
He, however, did not return home for hours.


Worried, his parents tried to contact him on two mobile phones, but both were found switched off. “Family members contacted his friends, but none of them were aware of Vineet’s whereabouts,” the officer said.

Rakesh then enquired with their relatives in Seelampur, who informed that they were with Vineet till ITO Ring Road. The family members also combed through roads that Vineet may have taken in the hope of finding him.

“We went to Tilak Marg police station and met several traffic police officers, but they were clueless,” Rakesh said.

Rakesh’s younger brother then met some police control room van staff near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, who informed that they had found an abandoned motorcycle on DND Flyway. The motorcycle, kept at Sunlight Colony police station, was identified by Rakesh.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. Police said the body bore no injuries.

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