Ankit Sharma fell to death from sixth floor of a building

Angry relatives of a young man who fell to his death under mysterious circumstances from the sixth floor of a building at Katwaria Sarai in South Delhi a couple of days ago staged a protest outside the Vasant Vihar police station alleging that he had been murdered by his friends. The police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Ankit Sharma, who belonged to neighbouring Faridabad in Haryana, had come to the Capital about 20 days ago and had been staying with his friends in Katwaria Sarai. “He told his mother that he had got a job in Delhi. He along with his friends then went on a trip to Goa,” said a police officer.

In the early hours of Friday, Ankit fell from the sixth floor of the building where he had been living with his friends. The incident allegedly took place shortly after he returned after meeting a friend. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The police intimated his relatives and got the post-mortem done to ascertain the cause of death.

While the police said enquiries so far had not yielded any evidence suggesting involvement of Ankit’s friends behind the incident, his relatives alleged that his friends killed him for the money he had recently got from selling a property back home. They alleged that one of the friends had also taken Rs.5 lakh from Ankit for buying a car. “We have questioned the person, who disclosed that Ankit had himself offered to help him as he was unable to get the vehicle financed,” said the officer.

However, relatives of the deceased staged a demonstration outside the area police station on Saturday, refusing to take away his body. They alleged that he had been murdered. “We have received their complaint and are registering a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder,” said the officer.

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