Dishonour Killing: Student beaten to death in Delhi over friendship with girl; five held

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An 18-year-old student was beaten to death in Delhi allegedly over his relationship with a girl, police said. Two people have been arrested in the case, including the girl’s brother, and three others (minors) apprehended in connection with the incident.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar, police added. According to the police, the victim was friends with the girl from his locality but her family was against the friendship.

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday met with the victim’s family and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh.

“A big crime has been committed. The boy aspired to be an IPS officer. Delhi govt will make sure that the culprits get punished at the soonest. Ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the family. Stern action will be taken,” he said after meeting the victim’s family.

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“Victim Rahul was friends with a girl from Jahangirpuri. Her family objected to it so her relatives beat him up, leading to his death. Md Raj, Manwar Husaain & 3 minors arrested. We appeal to people to not give any colour to the case, it is dispute of two families,” DCP of North West Delhi said.

A CCTV footage from October 7 shows Rahul – out on a street with the girl – when he was believed to have been called by some people for tuition. As he covered some distance on foot, he was thrashed badly; he died at a hospital later due to injuries.

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