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Knife bought online, claims juvenile; police begin probe

Knife bought online, claims juvenile; police begin probe

New Delhi: A day after the 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death by three juveniles in Madangir area on Tuesday, the minors who were also apprehended on Tuesday during investigation claimed that the knife they used for the murder was purchased from an e-commerce website and they hid the weapon inside a tree. Meanwhile, the city police claimed that they are probing the testimony of the accused in the case.

An investigator in the case told the Millennium Post that the reason behind the murder which JCLs claimed was bullying done by the deceased. "According to one of the juveniles who was the monitor of his class, the first time victim beat him was in November after one of his known child who was studying with the JCL complained 18-year-old boy regarding him," said investigator. Police sources further claimed that during interaction with the JCL, he said that the teacher was informed about the beating, an angle which is being investigated.

Revealing the sequence of event, a senior police officer stated that a few days ago one of the juveniles purchased a knife from an e-commerce website. The purchase order was made through a relative's phone. Hours before the incident on Tuesday, the victim bullied one of them. He returned home and informed other two persons (relative and friend) about the matter and then decided to take revenge.

They were aware of the route which the boy took for his tuition. "They caught the victim and stabbed him approximately four times in the neck. All the details which are being given by the JCLs are being probed," a senior police officer said.

Police claimed that after committing the crime, one of the accused changed his clothes which he was wearing during the crime and kept that inside the washing machine and was about to go by his motorcycle when the police apprehended him whereas the other associates were leaving their homes when one of the JCLs' father saw them leaving. "He stopped them and in the meantime police personnel reached the spot and apprehended them," said the police officer.

The elder's sister of the deceased told the Millennium Post that they held a protest for the justice of her brother. "My younger brother was only involved in the study and never fought with anyone. Our family protested against the killing and demanded justice for my brother," she said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said that they have apprehended the juveniles in the case.

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