Jamia Student Found Dead in Car, May Have Killed Self Over ‘Love’
Rizwan Khan had allegedly sent a message on WhatsApp to his  friend threatening to kill himself.
Rizwan Khan had allegedly sent a message on WhatsApp to his friend threatening to kill himself.(Photo: Facebook/Rizwan Khan)

Jamia Student Found Dead in Car, May Have Killed Self Over ‘Love’

A 20-year-old student from Jamia Milia Islamia University was found dead in his car with a gunshot to his right temple, in Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday, 5 December.

The man’s body was discovered with a country-made pistol grasped to his right hand. Although no suicide note has been recovered, the police suspect prima facie that it is a case of suicide. The man has been identified as Rizwan.

However, Rizwan’s family suspects foul play. Rizwan, a hockey player, was pursuing BA in Jamia and lived with his parents and three siblings in Tihar Gaon.

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Speaking to The Indian Express, Rizwan’s elder brother, Riyazuddin Khan, claimed that at the time of his death, Rizwan was carrying Rs 2 lakh, which was to be delivered to a client on Monday, 4 December. He left home in his car, but when he failed to return by 10 pm, the family became worried.

When we called, a woman picked up but did not give clarity on Rizwan’s whereabouts.
Riyazuddin Khan to The Indian Express

The woman allegedly told Riyazuddin that Rizwan had left the bag of cash at her place and that she would hand the bag to the police. She refused to disclose her location despite several pleas from Rizwan’s family.

On Tuesday morning, the woman’s father called back and gave Rizwan’s family the address.

Around 7.15 am, the woman’s father called us back and gave us his home address. My father and uncle went to take the bag. That’s when they discovered Rizwan’s car in the parking lot. His body was on the driver’s seat, with the seat reclined.
Riyazuddin Khan to The Indian Express

Rizwan was allegedly friends with the woman’s cousin, who was away on a sports tour.

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The police on Thursday, 7 December, discovered that Rizwan had sent a WhatsApp message to the girl, who was in Nagpur, threatening to kill himself if she did not meet him. The police found that while the two were friends, they had recently drifted apart.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Ronil Baaniya said:

It eventually became a one-sided friendship. For the past one-and-a-half years, she was trying to avoid him, but he continuously harassed her. Recently, she befriended another man which angered him further, and he often made threatening calls, her family has told us.

The woman’s family was known to Rizwan through their association. The police said that while both the woman and her family were aware of the message, they did not intimate the police about it.

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