Delhi

Minor killed by boyfriend for trying to end relationship

Accused arrested; suspected she wanted to leave him for someone else

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly strangled by her boyfriend in Rohini’s Alipur on Monday as she wanted to break up with him, the police said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old accused has been arrested, they said.

Missing report

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said the victim’s parents, residents of Burari’s Baba Colony, approached the police on Tuesday.

“The parents said she had gone for coaching classes on Monday but failed to return home. A missing report was lodged,” Ms. Prasad said.

She said the victim was preparing for Class XII examinations through correspondence.

Meanwhile, a girl’s body was found in the bushes in Alipur on Tuesday night.

The deceased was later identified as the girl who had gone missing. The body had minor injuries and ligature marks on the throat. The girl’s bag and mobile phone were also missing.

A murder case was registered and investigation started. The police said her call records were obtained. The call records showed that she frequently spoke to her neighbour Jitendra Kumar Sharma, who works at a pollution pump. “He was picked up for questioning,” Ms. Prasad said.

During interrogation, Jitendra told the police that he was in a relationship with the girl since January and that she wanted to break up.

“He thought she wanted to leave him for someone else,” Ms. Prasad added.

The couple met on Monday and he took her to Alipur, where they met regularly. They went to Alipur to talk but a heated argument ensued between the two.

“They were sitting at a height near a farmland. The accused pushed her. She fell and lost consciousness. He took her in the bushes and strangulated her with her dupatta to ensure she was dead and fled the spot with her bag and phone,” Ms. Prasad said.

The accused went home after the incident, the police said.

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