He was murdered, thrown into the Yamuna, alleges family

The body of a 21-year-old resident of Sunlight Colony, who had gone missing while he was returning home from a relative’s house six days ago, was found in Kalindi Kunj here on Tuesday evening.

While the police said that prima facie it appeared that the victim Vineet had jumped into the Yamuna and drowned, family members alleged that he was murdered and then thrown into the river by some neighbours they had an ongoing spat with.

A large group of people, including family members, protested outside the police station after news of Vineet’s death was broken to them.

According to the complaint made by Vineet’s father Rakesh on June 13, the victim had gone to visit his aunt in Seelampur from where he left around evening. He even spoke to his mother on his way home and told her that he had reached near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT and would reach home shortly.

That, however, was the last time anyone heard from him.

When he did not return for the next few hours, worried family members tried to contact him over the two phones he was carrying but both were found to be switched off. Even as the family members were looking for Vineet, they came to know through the police that the motorcycle on which he had left home was found abandoned on DND flyway.

Suspecting that their son had been abducted or harmed by the family members of a girl whom Vineet’s brother Tanuj had befriended, the family approached the police and the case of kidnapping was subsequently registered at the Sunlight Colony police station.

In the complaint Vineet’s father Rakesh had also named several persons from the girl’s family and told the police that they had been threatening him and his relatives for the past several days. According to the police, they had initiated a search for Vineet and had questioned those named in the FIR, but they did not find anything incriminating against the people named by Rakesh.

A police officer also said that in the recent past, Vineet had failed in an exam and was depressed and this, they suspected, could have led to him to take the extreme step.