2 arrested for killing, burning body of friend
New Delhi: A man was murdered and his body was burnt by his friend near the hills of Manesar. South Delhi Police have arrested two accused in the case. Police identified the accused as Amit (friend) and Ishant.
Police said that on July 7, it was reported by Shambhu Kumar that his son Neeraj had left his house on June 27 at around 12.30 pm and has not returned so far. Police said during the investigation, they questioned deceased friend Amit (19), who disclosed that earlier he was residing at Lado Sarai and had developed a close friendship with Neeraj. He used to work in a restaurant and used to misappropriate some money daily from the purchase of grocery items for the restaurant. Both used to drink alcohol from this money. "Later, the owner learnt about this and Amit was removed from the job. However, in his absence, Neeraj used to defame Amit in Lado Sarai," DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said. He further added that Amit had taken a small amount of money from some persons in Lado Sarai and they used to give calls to his parents in Village at the behest of Neeraj. This caused annoyance to Amit and he planned to eliminate Neeraj. In this meantime, he roped his school friend Ishant.
"It is being probed that the first attempt to kill was made on June 26 when they called Neeraj and after having drinks deceased was making too much of noise which could have caused the attention of the neighbours as such no further step was taken," police said.
Police further added that again in the afternoon, Amit called Neeraj for drinks and asked him to come on his scooty. Thereafter, all the three went to Gurugram and purchased more liquor and at the behest of Amit went towards the hills of Manesar. Till late in the night, all the three had liquor and when Neeraj passed out, Amit and Ishant killed him by hitting his head with stones.
On next day morning, both returned back to the spot and burnt the body.