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New Delhi: An 18-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly over his friendship with a woman following which two people, including her brother, were arrested and three others apprehended, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar, they added.

The woman’s brother and a relative have been arrested and three juveniles apprehended in connection with the incident, the police said.

The deceased, Rahul Rajput, was a second-year student in Delhi University’s School of Open Learning. He also provided tuition to school students, they added.

According to the police, the victim was friends with a woman from his locality but her family was against the friendship.

On Wednesday evening, the victim was called to Nanda Road on some pretext, and when he reached the spot, he was physically assaulted allegedly by a group of four-five people, including the woman’s brothers, a senior police officer said.

He sustained severe injuries in the assault and was rushed to a hospital, where he died during the course of treatment, the officer said.

“The deceased did not have any visible injury. A post-mortem examination was conducted, and the doctor opined that rupturing of the spleen led to his death,” said Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest).

A case was registered under section 302 (murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code based on a statement of an uncle of the deceased, she said, adding that two men were arrested.

The uncle of the deceased said in his statement that his nephew and the woman knew each other for close to two years. They lived in the same locality but the woman’s parents, and especially her brothers, were against the friendship, he added.

“On Wednesday, around 7 pm, I got a call from my friend who informed us that four-five people were beating up my nephew. When I reached the place, I found that my nephew was being beaten up brutally by the woman’s brothers and their associates. They slapped, punched and kicked him,” he mentioned in his complaint.

The victim’s uncle also alleged that the accused had earlier threatened his nephew.

He stated that the accused told him that his nephew talked to their sister and they did not like it. They said they would kill him if he continued to speak to her, the complainant further said, adding that he pleaded with them to let his nephew go.

The police said the case was under investigation and personnel have been deployed in the locality to avoid any tension between the families.


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  1. The blatantly biased nature of thePrint towards Islamic extremism displayed in this article is just vile and disgusting to say the least. You could’ve at least given the names of the culprits in an incident that was 100% motivated by Islamic religious hatred. But no, you just proved that you too are no different from godi media. They support Hindu extremism, and you support Islamic extremism.

    I hope the boy’s family gets quick justice and pimps like you are shut down once and for all..

    Shame on you >:(

  2. So the other community can marry hindu girls and hindu men will be killed if they love a muslim girl, seriously these people are disgusting. We see their motives but India will never be a muslim country. Sick of sickular media and liberandus.

  3. So the other community can marry hindu girls and hindu men will be killed if they love a muslim girl, seriously these people are disgusting. We see their motives but India will never be a muslim country. Sick of sickular media and liberandus.

  4. Hang all these family members without any mercy. The police are not under Kejriwal. So they are free. Why this news was suppressed? Didn’t get much exposure? The bloody secular media?

  5. The Print is black spot on Journalism who intentionally not mentioned hindu boy lynched by Muslim girlfriend brother and his friends over relationship.
    Don’t be biased The print otherwise don’t blame Hindus who will act like same way to muslims in future.

  6. The manipulative nature of India’s pimp who are called reporters specially left-leaning lobby is unparallel.
    If the victim was a Muslim, They would have broken previous records of heating this news with communal fuel.

  7. The Print such spineless journalism was expected from you. Nothing new in this but even then one thing I would like to add teri maa ka……

  8. Mannar Hussain and his friends. Its usual story, muslim thugs killed a Hindu boy. its disheartening something is wrong with Muslim society , these thugs or thuglings are now sent to correction homes as they are minor.

  9. Please don’t hide facts. I expect better journalism from The Print. Just few minutes back, I have contributed Rs.1000 for better journalism. Call out the Muslim thugs who beat up the innocent boy. Don’t just say woman. Say Muslim girl. Don’t just say her relatives and brother. Say that the criminals were Muslims. Why are you afraid to report facts?

  10. secular journalism!
    and yet we are expected to believe that this IS unbiased investigative journalism!

    SG, do you realize that this is why BJP keeps on gaining votes? You are Modi’s helpers just as Rahul Gandhi is.

  11. Indian secular journalism, the killers are Muslims, and the victim is a Hindu , that’s why Media is not mentioning the Muslim names , what a shame

  12. The culprits are Muslims so the Print is shy to name the murderers. Imagine if the deceased was a Muslim and the killers Hindus….what would have been the reaction of the pseudo secular hypocrites…!

  13. Not only that Mr. Rajput was murdered by a Muslim mob has not been mentioned, the names of the accused have also not been listed, as is often the norm, as that would have made the conclusion aptly clear. Shame on The Print for this.

    Take a moment to think if the reporting treatment would have been the same in case of a murder of a Muslim innocent by a Hindu mob (think back to a few of the reprehensible cow-linked mob lynchings). To think of it, Mr. Shekhar Gupta claims that his journalism has been true on this topic in the past. Clearly, the principles go for a toss when reporting on mob murders of innocent Hindus by Muslim mobs (remember, the Ankit Saxena killing some time ago?).

    Best wishes for a fair and principled press. Get well soon, The Print.

  14. Another example of “secular” journalism from The Print. The woman belongs to a Muslim family and this is a very clear case of communal hatred resulting in lynching of the man.
    Had ot been the other way around and a Muslim man had been lynched for an affair with a Hindu girl, am sure the “secular” news outlets would have gone hammer and tongs against Hindu supremacism and fascistic tendencies.
    However, since the victim is a Hindu and the assailants Muslim, everything has been swept up nder the carpet. No names of the accused have been provided. Worst of all, the inherently communal angle to the gruesome lynching was not even mentioned once. No one reading the article above would think of it to be a case of communal hatred resulting in lynching.
    Keep it up, The Print!!! Way to go.

  15. Instead of killing the boy, the culprits should have ensured that the girl is restrained from meeting or speaking to the boy. Such killings are simply unacceptable, unjustified and inhuman.

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