Delhi police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy. The accused was identified as Avdesh Shakya. Shakya, who is an UPSC aspirant, on January 6, allegedly killed the boy and stuffed the body in a suitcase. The police said that he kept the kept the body in a suitcase in his rented house in Swaroop Nagar area. Police has recovered the decomposed body of the boy.
Indian Express reported that Shakya did not have a good relationship with the parents of the boy as they did not allow their son to talk to him. He had rented a flat from them. However, there are other reports which suggest that Shakya killed the boy as they did not allow him to party in his house.
Aslam Khan, DCP (Northwest) while talking to Indian Express said that they arrested Shakya from his house. During questioning, Shakya confessed to the crime and added that he was planning to dump the body somewhere following which he would have made a ransom call to the father of the deceased.
As per the police, Karan Singh, father of the boy had lodged a missing person complaint on January 6 at Swaroop Nagar police station.
Police revealed Shakya was Karan Singh’s tenant for past three years. “During this time he developed friendly relations with Karan and his family members. A few months ago, he shifted to another house in the same locality,” said a police officer.
“Shakya told police that he kept visiting Karan Singh’s house but for unknown reasons he started objecting to him meeting his son. On January 6, Ashish came to Shakya’s house where he told him that his father has asked him to stay away from him. On this he got angry and smothered the child with a muffler and stuffed the body in a suitcase,” added the officer.
The report added that whenever neighbours would question about the foul smell, Shakya reportedly told them that rats were dead. Shakya is native of Western UP and was preparing for civil services. The 27-year-old told the police that he had appeared three-times in Prelim exams and twice for mains.