Hyderabad girl murder: Classmate who joined search is the killer, say police; arrested

"The 17-year-old accused took Chandini to the hillocks and after a bitter argument he hit her on the head and neck and pushed her down the boulders into a ditch 10 feet below," police said.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: September 13, 2017 12:13 pm
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The Hyderabad police on Wednesday arrested a childhood friend of Chandini Jain in connection with her murder. The 17-year-old’s decomposed body was found on Tuesday morning in the outskirts of the city, after she went missing on Saturday evening.

According to police, Chandini and the accused were classmates and close friends. The accused, also 17, told police that both had confessed their love for each other in 2015 but he had been trying to end the relationship since the last six months. Chandini, however, continued messaging and calling him frequently, he added. “The accused said he decided to end the relationship and called her to meet him Saturday evening. He took her to the hillocks and after a bitter argument he hit her on the head and neck and pushed her down the boulders into a ditch 10 feet below. After a couple of hours when Chandini’s sister called him to enquire if she was with him, he denied and went to her house and met the parents and joined in the search. CCTV footage helped us nail him,” an official of Ameenpur Police Station said.

The police had detained the accused on Tuesday based on CCTV footages showing Chandini and him getting into an autorickshaw near her home, and later walking towards the hillocks on Saturday evening. Three other youths who were seen in the footage alongside Chandini were also questioned. Read more here

Chandini’s parents have expressed shock over the confession. According to them, the accused was part of Chandini’s large group of friends and also a regular visitor to their house along with the others. They denied having any knowledge of an affair between them.

“The area where the body was found is almost inaccessible, amidst huge boulders and desolated. A motorcycle or car can come up to a certain point but not up to the boulders. We don’t think she would have gone there all by herself that too late in the evening. We ruled out the possibility of she becoming a victim of blue whale challenge. It appears to be murder,” Inspector Ram Reddy had said on Tuesday.

Daughter of Kishore Jain and Kvaita Jain, Chandini had left her house in Madinaguda at 5:30 pm telling her sister that she was going out with her friends. When her mother called her an hour later, her phone was switched off. When she did not return till 8:30 pm, the parents started searching for her. The friends with whom she was supposed to go out denied meeting her. An FIR was lodged late in the night.

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  1. Thennavan Ndn
    Sep 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    co education has lot of draw backs. All are brushed under the carpet called girls will get confident. why they loved in school ?
    1. S
      Sep 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm
      Stop marriages also - as it results in lot of dowry deaths.
      1. R
        Sep 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm
        As if the girls and boys in separate schools not falling in love, you have written. Wake up and look around you. I know personally and am shocked to learn so many in girls only schools falling in love with men older than girls. It is a genuine problem and to be addressed by parents meticulously and don't trivialize by saying co education is the problem.
      2. Thennavan Ndn
        Sep 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm
        1. Pradeep Chaturvedi
          Sep 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm
          SAD reading indeed. My g mom would have said 'Yeh din dekne ke liye main zinda hoon'. Crimes' graph is soaring cannot blame anyone Chinese mobile 'A' content filthy movies gutter literature poor standards in public life BRITISH admin was on any day better than SELF-RULE. Disgusting even to hear that young smart educated girls are being LURED by boys Muslims/ Hindoos. No value for human life in India. R.I.P.
          1. J
            JP Singh
            Sep 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm
            Now the accused perp will use the "JUVENILE" card. People said it eons ago -- "SATRA PEI KHATRA" Make the legal age to adulthood as 16. Legal age for voting, drinking, marriage and acquiring a DL may be kept whatever they are currently. On a serious note, entire country needs anger management tips. People slit throats and bludgeon heads over petty things. Even if it was something serious, such acts are unwarranted unless in self-defense. Dr Shashwat Pandey murder, Pradyumn Thakur murder,...list is endless. Religious shocks, political vendetta, lovelorn or jilted partner's remorse -- nothing is worth spending half your life on the run, in courts or worse - in prison. How much ever money one may have, life in the prison or even among lawyers gets very itchy. Be responsible, and ignore negative emotions. Life has a lot to offer other than pinning someone down.
            1. D
              DHOBI KA
              Sep 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm
              what is the name of the 'boy' ?
              1. A
                Sep 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm
                Why are you interested in the Boy's Name?? Are you looking for a communal angle? Want to tag it as Love Jihad?
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