Delhi

Class XII student found murdered at home

Case being probed from all angles, including role of an insider, say police

A 15-year-old Class XII student was found murdered at her residence in west Delhi’s Khyala on Monday evening. The police have registered a case and begun probe.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said the victim has been identified as Pooja, daughter of a vegetable vendor Munna Lal.

The police said that they received a PCR call around 8.30 p.m. regarding the murder. When the team reached the spot, Lal told the police that he and his wife were at their shop in Khyala Sabzi Mandi when their 12-year-old son came and told them that his sister was murdered.

Throat slit

“The family said the boy was playing outside and the girl was inside with her elder sister’s baby. When he [boy] entered the house, he saw her dead with her throat slit. He then ran and informed the parents,” said a senior officer privy to the case.

The police said that based on the father’s complaint, a case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) has been registered and post-mortem has been conducted.

“The crime spot has been inspected and CCTV footage of the area is being obtained and scanned to see who entered and exited the house,” the officer said.

Sources said the murder is being probed from all angles including role of an insider. “Family had also suspected involvement of someone. However, that has been verified and their role has not come forth so far,” the officer said.

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