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Juvenile love triangle takes deadly turn, 16-yr-old killed

Juvenile love triangle takes deadly turn, 16-yr-old killed
A 15-year-old girl, with the help of five other persons, including a juvenile, allegedly stabbed to death a 16-year-old boy, who was her former boyfriend and was jealous of her new relationship with the accused juvenile. The incident took place in North Delhi’s Burari area, police said on Monday. 

On March 7 (the day after Holi), the girl called up the victim and asked him to come near a traffic signal on the Outer Ring Road stretch in Burari, on the pretext of patching up with him. The girl was allegedly waiting there with her new 17-year-old boyfriend and four other youths — identified as Gautam, Kesto, Govinda and Naveen, who were aged between 20 and 22 years, and  Burari residents. When the victim reached the traffic signal, the girl walked with him to a secluded lane where he was attacked by the group, said a police official.

He further said that the accused group fled the scene leaving the victim in a pool of blood. Around 4.30 pm, a passerby noticed him and called up the police control room. The victim was rushed to the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital where he insisted that police record his statement. He later succumbed to his injuries.

“All six accused in this case have been apprehended and the juveniles have been sent to correction homes. We have registered a case of murder and further investigation is on,” said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North). According to the police, the victim did odd jobs and lived with his family at Burari. 

The girl lived in Jahangirpuri along with her maternal grandparents who worked as labourers. Her parents had passed away long ago. She was in a relationship with the victim but was lately attracted to the accused juvenile. 

This infuriated the victim who beat up the accused juvenile and scolded the girl earlier this month, after which, they decided to teach him a  stern lesson. Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr Sujatha Sharma describes this is an extremely rare case. “Usually boys of this age group are highly aggressive and many of them act without caring about consequences. In this case, the girl must have undergone extreme emotional trauma, which compelled her to plan such an act,” said Dr Sharma. 

According to Dr Navin Kumar. “Teenagers are driven too much by illusionary realities, without having the maturity to cope. ,” said Dr Kumar, associate professor in psychology at Bhim Rao Ambedkar College under the University of Delhi.

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