A 16-year-old boy died after he was allegedly pushed off the roof of a four-storey building by three men in Southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar around 10.45 pm on Saturday.
The boy, identified as Chand Mohammad, was reportedly dragged by the three men to the terrace before he was pushed off. Police have registered a case of murder and arrested one accused, identified as Ashraf (31). The other two, Faizal and Mushtaq, are on the run, police said.
Police initially thought that it was a suicide case, but during investigations, they found that some people had seen Ashraf and two of his friends forcefully taking Chand to the terrace. Some people also heard Chand shouting for help, police said.
Chand’s father told police that the teenager was not on good terms with Ashfaq, Faizal and Mushtaq. He often quarrelled with them. “His father said Chand had had a fight with them ever since he had complained to Ashfaq’s father about his drinking habit. Ashfaq threatened to kill him. However, Chand did not take the threat seriously,” a police officer said.
On Thursday night, the three men called Chand to settle the matter. They allegedly dragged him to the terrace and locked the exit. After a heated argument and scuffle, the trio allegedly pushed Chand to death.
Based on the allegations of Chand’s father, police have registered a case and arrested Ashfaq. The post-mortem examination was conducted in Safdarjung hospital and the body handed over to the family. Around 200 residents gathered in the Batla House area, demanding the arrest of the other two accused. Residents blocked a road till 6 pm on Sunday, till police dispersed the crowd, assuring strict action in the case.