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Student held for school guard’s murder,dropout on the run

The police Sunday arrested a Class 10 student of a BJP leader’s school in Mathura,a day after a 30-year-old security guard was found murdered on the school premises and the minor daughter of the owner was found missing.

The police Sunday arrested a Class 10 student of a BJP leader’s school in Mathura,a day after a 30-year-old security guard was found murdered on the school premises and the minor daughter of the owner was found missing.

According to police,the 16-year-old boy,who stayed in the school hostel,was involved in the murder of Rajvir whose charred body was found on the school premises on Saturday morning. They said the student,along with his 21-year-old friend Deepak,a dropout from the same school and a resident of Bharatpur,killed the 30-year-old security guard around 3 am on Saturday.

Mathura Additional SP(City) Omvir Singh said the 15-year-old daughter of the school owner,who was found missing from the room where she was sleeping with her two elder sisters,allegedly eloped with Deepak with whom she had an affair.

Singh said the student arrested by police,had lent a SIM card to the girl. They had also exchanged SMSes on the night before the murder.

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He said Deepak,who had dropped out of the same school last year after he failed his class 12 exam,had been visiting the premises frequently to meet the girl and his friend.

Singh said Deepak and the 16-year-old boy murdered the security guard with a motive to confuse people. “They thought they will burn Rajvir’s body and people will think that the girl has been killed by the security guard and he has escaped,” Singh said,adding that police teams are searching for Deepak and the girl.

Circle Officer Atul Kumar Srivastava said Rajvir went to fetch water from the water tank on the campus at around 3 am when Deepak and the 16-year-old boy attacked him with bricks.

The accused persons then strangled him with an iron chain and later burnt his body after pouring kerosene over it,Srivastava said.

He said while Deepak escaped with the minor girl,the student went back to his hostel room,from where he was arrested today.