Published: 10th October 2020
Delhi Police appeals to the general public for restraint in teacher murder case
The Delhi Police on Saturday appealed to the general public not to give the incident any communal colour as the arrests in the case have already been done
As media gathered outside the house of 18-year-old Rahul Rajput who was beaten to death on Wednesday night by the kin of a girl with whom the deceased was friendly, the Delhi Police on Saturday appealed to the general public not to give the incident any communal colour as the arrests in the case have already been done.
"The incident happened on October 7, we got a call from Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital that a boy has been brought in an unconscious condition who later succumbed to his injuries. The victim was having friendship with a girl in Jahangirpuri and the kin of the girl have thrashed Rahul after which he collapsed. In this case Mohammad Raj and Manwar Hussain have been arrested. Three juveniles have also been apprehended," said Vijayanta Arya, DCP North West.
Rahul was a tuition teacher and he taught students at home. He was a second-year student of Bachelor of Arts. He is said to have died due to severe internal injuries and spleen rupture. As politicians and media started gathering at the victim's house, the Delhi Police cautioned against giving the incident a communal colour as the accused and victim belong to different communities. "We appeal not to give the incident a different colour so that the law and order is not disturbed in the city. This was a matter between the two families in which the victim died. The arrests and apprehension in the case have already been done," the officer added.
The incident is said to have happened on Wednesday night after the brother of the girl objected to Rahul's friendship with his sister and confronted him with his relatives. The girl's brother along with four others including three minors assaulted Rahul who later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday visited the victim's family and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the victim's kin.