August 16, 2015 12:22:43 am
In a second violent death in Central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area in less than a month, a 15-year-old boy allegedly killed an eight year-old-girl in a fit of rage as she did not buy goods from his shop.
On July 16, a 19-year-old girl was stabbed to death multiple times outside her home by two brothers who lived in her neighbourhood.
Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday. The juvenile twisted the girl’s right arm and punched her arm pit. The girl died on Friday night at her home, a day after she was discharged from the hospital.
Police said they are awaiting the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death.
“Prima facie, it appears that she died due to the blow she received in the arm pit. However, we are awaiting the autopsy report to determine the cause of death. We should receive it on Sunday,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) (Central Range) S K Gautam.
“The boy had a problem with the girl’s family, who would buy goods from his shop only when they were cash-strapped. This led to an argument. The boy punched the girl in anger, which turned fatal,” said a police officer.
Police said there is no personal enmity between the families. “When the boy’s father heard of the incident, he thrashed his son. Later, the boy’s family went along with the girl’s family to the hospital for her treatment,” said the JCP.
The girl was first rushed to a private hospital and then to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. She was discharged on Thursday. However, police said, her condition deteriorated on Friday and she died.
Police said the boy has been apprehended and sent to judicial custody.
A case has been registered against him at the Anand Parbat police station under Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.
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