Delhi

Man killed for threatening witness in attempt-to-murder case

Victim allegedly asked minor to turn hostile; three held

Three persons, including a minor, have been held for allegedly killing a 20-year-old man in south Delhi’s Ambedkar Nagar on Friday allegedly because the victim asked the minor to turn hostile in an attempt to murder case.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said that the accused have been identified as Sunny Nepali alias Lallu, his juvenile brother, and their accomplice Saurabh Singh and the victim as Sunil alias Sheru.

Sunil was involved in a firing incident at Karkardooma court in which a head constable was killed. “The victim was a minor at the time and was recently released from an observation home in north Delhi,” Mr. Kumar said.

The police said they received a call around 11.45 p.m. regarding a body lying in Dakshinpuri.

The deceased was later identified as Sunil. His brother Raj Kumar told the police that Sunil had a scuffle with Sunny and his brother a few days ago and was also seen with the accused around 5 p.m. on Friday.

The police said that raids were conducted and Sunny and his brother was nabbed with the help of local intelligence

During interrogation, he said that the his minor brother was an witness in an attempt-to-murder case registered last year at Ambedkar Nagar police station against one Himanshu Pahadia, an acquaintance of Sunil.

“The accused said that Sunil was threatening the minor to turn hostile. On the day of the incident, the brothers and their accomplice Saurabh took the victim to a deserted place and clobbered him with a stone and stabbed him to death,” Mr. Kumar said.

Criminal record

The police said they have recovered the weapon of offence and a pistol along with live cartridges from the accused. All the three accused have criminal records, Mr. Kumar also said.

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