A 17-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by her male friend right outside her house in Delhi’s Najafgarh area on Tuesday night, reports said.

According to PTI, the victim and her two friends, Shubham and Yogesh had gone to Rajouri Garden to have lunch on Tuesday. Anxious about her whereabouts, the victim’s mother called her around 7.30 pm. “While coming back they stopped at Dwarka for shopping. The girl’s mother called her around 7.30 pm,” said a senior police officer.

The two boys came to drop her off. After reaching her place, one of her friends came out of the car while the victim and her friend Shubham remained inside the car, the policeman said.

Her mother told police that she suddenly heard the sound of a bullet and saw her daughter lying in a pool of blood, he added.

Shubham fled from the spot. The victim’s mother and her friend Yogesh took her to a hospital where she was declared brought dead, police said.

The murder weapon has been recovered. Shubham and his family are absconding. The Police is trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

Further details are awaited.

With inputs from agencies

First Published On : Dec 21, 2016 11:32 IST

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Delhi murder: 17-year-old girl shot dead in Najafgarh area; suspect absconding