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

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

Delhi: 17-year-old girl allegedly shot dead by male friend in Najafgarh area

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 17-year-old girl was shot dead allegedly by one of her male friends in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh area on Tuesday night.The victim and her two friends, Shubham and Yogesh had gone to Rajouri Garden to have lunch on Tuesday.”While coming back they stopped at Dwarka for shopping. The girl’s mother called her around 7:30 PM,” said a senior police officer.After reaching her place, one of her friends came out of the car while the victim and her friend Shubham were inside the car, he 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. Police is trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder.Further details are awaited.

Kerala: Low-intensity blast in Kollam court complex, one injured

A 61-year-old man was injured when a low-intensity Improvised Explosive Device kept under an unused jeep exploded at the collectorate-cum-district court’s complex in Kollam on Wednesday.Sabu, hailing from nearby Kundara, was just coming out of the Munciff Court room and was in the building veranda when a few particles of the explosion hit him, police said. “It is a low intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED)’, Thiruvananthapuram IG Manoj Abraham said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The IED with electronic circuit is of low intensity. It is not damaging, but the presence of electronic circuit is very significant,” IG Manoj Abraham said. Further investigation into the incident was on, he said.”We are looking into all angles… whether any group is involved in it or not”, he said.A holiday was declared for the court in the wake of the blast.Sabu, who has come to the court in connection with a case, later said that he heard a loud sound and some particles struck his eyes. “I was just coming out of the Munciff Court room when I heard the sound. It started bleeding and my shirt was soaked with blood,” he said.The IED was planted beneath the parked vehicle, which was partially damaged under the impact of the blast, police said. Police suspect that explosive was deliberately placed under the state labour department’s jeep, which was not in use for a long time, to create a scare. The explosion caused a scare among the litigant and others who gathered at the spot.Police also recovered gelatin sticks and 17 batteries and fuse materials from the jeep.