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Auto driver who drove Najeeb from JNU day after scuffle quizzed

Almost a month after, Najeeb Ahmed, a Biotechnology student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) went missing, Delhi Police Crime Branch has traced the auto-rickshaw driver in which he was spotted leaving the campus. Till the time Najeeb could be contacted, his location was found to be in Jamia Millia Islamia University’s Campus.

During investigation too, it was learnt that he made a call to his friend who is studying in Jamia, but was unable to talk to him as his father picked up the call informing the absence of his son.

After learning about Najeeb’s last location with the help of the auto driver, Delhi Police are likely to quiz the Jamia student who was friends with him, sources said adding that Najeeb’s friend whom he could have met in Jamia is also suffering from depression and is undergoing treatment like Najeeb.

Sources also claimed that they might seek the help of Jamia University in scrutinising the CCTV footage of their university.

Meanwhile, the auto driver is being quizzed about the behaviour of Najeeb while he was ferrying in the auto.

According to sources, it was learnt that on October 15 when Najeeb’s friends asked him about the late night scuffle, he behaved very normal and said: “Mujhe nahi maaloom kya hua” (I don’t know what happened).

On October 14, three students, Vikrant Kumar, Ankit Kumar and Sunil Pratap allegedly involved in a brawl with Najeeb Ahmed when they were campaigning at 11.30 pm. The altercation is said to have taken place in room number 106 of Mahi-Mandvi Hostel where Najeeb had moved in 20 days before the incident. The next day, he left behind all his belongings, including his mobile phone, wallet, clothes and keys. Later, police learnt that he was seen leaving the campus in an auto-rickshaw. Since then he remained untraceable.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police have also raised the reward from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh for anyone providing information that could help locate Najeeb Ahmed. The force had initially announced that it will give Rs 50,000 to anyone providing information about Najeeb and had later increased the amount to Rs 1 lakh and then to Rs 2 lakh.
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