New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy was found with his throat slit in southeast Delhi and another 16-year-old boy was shot dead in Rohini on Sunday in two separate incidents, police said.
In the first case, police said the 17-year-old was murdered by his underage friend after an argument while using drugs. Police said they apprehended the latter.
The body of the 17-year-old was found on Sunday morning in a garbage park near the JJ settlement in Madanpur Khadar, hours after he left his home the day before.
Deputy Police Commissioner (South East) Esha Pandey said he received a call at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday. âHis body lies in a vacant building (used as a garbage dump by locals) in the Madanpur Khadar area. The police went to the scene and identified the deceased … A kitchen knife was lying nearby, âsaid the DCP.
Police said a case was immediately registered at Kalindi Kunj Police Station, after which the crime scene was inspected and the body transferred to the morgue at AIIMS Hospital.
Police said the 17-year-old’s brother said the victim left the house on Saturday evening, saying he would return in some time.
After interviewing the victim’s friends, investigators learned that he was last seen with one of his friends, who was found on the run when they arrived home. The boy was then apprehended in the Madanpur Khadar area during searches. Police said they recovered shoes, sweater, shirt, face mask and other bloodstained items from a jungle in Jasola Vihar.
The miner told cops he argued with the victim while using intoxicants and allegedly killed him in a fit of rage.
Meanwhile, police have yet to find a lead in the second case where a 16-year-old boy, who allegedly went out with friends to consume hookah, was found shot dead in the Budh Vihar area of ââRohini. Sunday.
Police say his family found him in an adjoining room – allegedly rented by the victim and his friends – after one of the neighbors heard gunshots and alerted them. They rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police sent the body for an autopsy.
Police said they were looking for other people who were in the room when the incident happened. “It is only after the accused is arrested that it will become clear why the boy was murdered,” said a police officer, adding that they were also scanning CCTV footage of the area to looking for leads.
Officers said it was not clear whether the boy was shot or if it was a misfit.
Police said the room, which is some distance from the victim’s home, was frequented by the victim and his friends to hang out and smoke hookah.