17-year-old shot dead, three held

Murder suspects minors, killed him after argument

A 17-year-old boy was killed after being shot in his head in outer Delhi’s Bawana late on Tuesday. Police on Wednesday detained three of his friends, all juveniles.

They have confessed involvement in the boy’s death, police said. The victim has been identified as Abhishek Kataria. His grandfather is reported to be an MLA in Delhi.
According to police, Abhishek was called outside his house by the accused.

“They left on motorcycles. Abhishek was later found shot dead around two kilometres away from his house,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Vikramjit Singh.

He lived with his parents and two younger siblings – a brother and a sister. Abhishek’s father Vijay works as an electrician.

Vijay identified the accused and told police that Abhishek had taken permission to leave with them for some time. “His parents tried to contact him when he did not return home,” another officer added .

A police team on patrol later saw Abhishek and rushed him to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital. He was declared brought dead. The body was identified by Abhishek’s parents.

A protest was then held outside Bawana police station in the wee hours of Wednesday. The MLA was also there. “They were demanding immediate arrest of the accused,” said police.

Several teams conducted raids and nabbed the three accused on the basis of technical surveillance. They have confessed to have shot Abhishek after a heated argument.

“We are yet to confirm the sequence of events as some more arrests will be made in the case,” the officer added. One of the accused is a resident of Bawana, while the others are from Dariyapur in outer Delhi and Haryana. None of them have criminal history. A case of murder has been filed with Bawana police station.

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