Two days after Neeraj Yadav,a 24-year-old B Tech student at the DAV Engineering College here,was stabbed to death,no arrests have been made yet. Police suspect it was a case of personal rivalry since nothing was stolen,but have not found any leads.
Neeraj was found dead early on Monday,after the police received a call at 6:15 am about a body being found outside a gate,in the DAV college area. At around midnight,when the warden went on his rounds,he noticed that the light in Neerajs room was on and assumed he was inside, said SHO,Kanina police station,Hari Om.
DSP,Mahendergarh,Sharif Singh said an analysis of his call detail records showed that Neeraj had last spoken to his fiancee at 7 pm on Sunday. They were to be married next month.
At around 8:30 pm,the warden reportedly met Neeraj outside his room and asked him if he had eaten dinner. Neeraj reportedly told him that he was not hungry. Nobody saw him after that. At 10 pm,when the warden took a roll call,Neeraj was found to be missing. But nobody raised an alarm.
Police suspect Neeraj was called outside,drugged and then attacked by someone known to him. We are awaiting the post-mortem report. He had one stab injury on the chest,doctors said he died due to excessive bleeding, said the SHO.
He was a good student. He was older than the rest of the students,and therefore didnt mingle much with them, said college principal Vikas Chawla. Usually,the college gates are shut at 9:30 pm. It is possible that Neeraj left the premises before 9:30 pm. The hostel has 115 students,but there were only 15 students on Sunday as the rest had gone home for the Dussehra holidays, he added.
He always told us he wanted to do something big in life… Just two days ago,he asked about the wedding preparations. Instead of a wedding,we had to arrange for a cremation. How can the college be so irresponsible? said Neerajs father Ramphal,who runs a business in Delhi.
Neeraj is survived by his parents and a younger brother.