A 17-year-old girl was found dead at her male friends rented accommodation in Outer Delhis Rohini area on Thursday night.
Police said,prime facie,it appears to be a suicide by hanging as there were ligature marks on the girls neck. Police also recovered a note,allegedly written by the girl.
Police have arrested the friend,identified as Arif (20). Police said Arif took tuitions for a living and also worked at his fathers flour mill in Mangolpuri.
A case of abduction and rape has been registered against Arif. Additional DCP (Outer) M A Rizvi said,Prima facie,it seems to be a case of suicide. We have recovered a note,but have to investigate whether it was written by the girl.
According to police,around 6.30 pm on Thursday,the girls parents approached the Mangolpuri police station claiming that their daughter,who had left for school that day,had not returned home.
Police said around 8.15 pm,the Rohini (South) police station received a call alerting them that a girl had committed suicide in a rented accommodation in Rohini Sector 2.
A team rushed to the spot to find the girls body on the bed,with ligature marks on the neck. Police learnt that she had gone there to meet Arif.
Arif reportedly told investigators that on the pretext of going to school, the girl had come to his house at 7.30 am.
He said he left for Rani Bagh to play cricket around 10.30 am. When he returned to his flat around 12 pm,he found the girl hanging by the ceiling fan. He panicked,lowered her body and tried to resuscitate her,but to no avail. He then left her on the bed and fled. He claimed he was scared, an officer said.
Police said Arif was booked for rape as he admitted to having a physical relationship with the girl.