Delhi Youth ‘Beaten to Death’ Over Relation With Girl, 5 Nabbed

The incident took place in Adarsh Nagar, following which five people, including 3 minors, were taken into custody.

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An 18-year-old student was beaten to death in Delhi over his alleged relationship with a girl.

The police have arrested the girl’s brother Md Raj, Manwar Hussain, and three minors.

“Victim Rahul was friends with a girl from Jahangirpuri. Her family objected to it so her relatives beat him up, leading to his death. We appeal to people to not give any colour to the case, it is a dispute of two families,” DCP North West stated.

The incident took place on Wednesday, 7 October, in North-West Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar, following which five people have been taken into custody.

Rahul, who was a 2nd year BA student also used to give tuition classes, and CCTV footage from 7 October, before the incident took place, reportedly shows him with the girl in Nanda Road, where he is believed to have been called her on the pretext of tuition classes.

A report by Hindustan Times quoted the man’s uncle, Dharampal, as saying, “I rushed to the place to see four or five people kicking and punching my nephew. I intervened, and the girl’s younger brother said they were beating him up because he had refused to stop seeing her. I managed to rescue my nephew after pleading with them to let him go. They left after threatening us.”

Police Personnel Deployed

Rahul Kumar succumbed to his injuries at a hospital the next morning. The deceased did not have any visible injury but a post-mortem examination suggested that it was the rupturing of his spleen that led to his death.

NDTV quoted senior police officer Vijayanta Arya as saying, “During investigation, we found that the boy, who was a resident of Jahangirpuri, was friends with a girl and her family was against it. Her brother and other family members thrashed the boy over this and he died due to injuries.”

Since the victim and the girl belong to different communities, the police have reportedly deployed police personnel as a precautionary measure.

A case was registered under Section 302 (murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC, according to TOI.

Sisodia Meets Family, Rs 10 Lakh Ex-Gratia Announced

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met the victim's family on Saturday.

"A big crime has been committed. The boy aspired to be an IPS officer. The Delhi government will make sure that the culprits get punished at the earliest. An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the family. Stern action will be taken," he was quoted by as saying by news agency ANI.

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