Delhi

Two held for killing teenage e-rickshaw driver

Two men have been arrested for allegedly robbing and killing a 16-year-old e-rickshaw driver, the police said on Saturday.

The accused were identified as Aftab (19) and Prakash (18), they added.

On February 6, the police were alerted about a body found at Uttam Nagar area. There were serious injury marks on the head of the deceased and blood stained stones near the body, police said. The deceased was identified as, Chand Mohammad (16). Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said. “Around 50 ragpickers, scrap dealers and vagabonds were interrogated and CCTV footage was collected, wherein the accused were seen boarding Mohammad’s e-rickshaw,” the police said.

Addicted to drugs

During investigation, Aftab and Prakash were apprehended and they confessed to the crime.

“The accused were addicted to drugs but did not have money. They planned to rob Mohammad. They asked him to come with them under a bridge to take fare,” Mr. Alphonse said.

The accused person tried to rob Mohammad, however he raised an alarm, following which he was bludgeoned to death, the police said.

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