Murder for cigarettes: Delhi Police solve 'blind-case' in a month
Killed for not sharing cigarette? Yes, that's exactly what happened in Delhi's Subhash Place a month ago, when a 21-year-old was killed by three people, including a juvenile, all of whom got caught on Saturday. Delhi Police had termed this case as "blind" as it was bereft of evidence. The only clue on which they started their probe was that the accused were bike-borne.
Mohit Kumar, a graphic-designing student, was smoking with his friend when he was approached by the trio who asked him to share a smoke. He refused. A fight ensued, but suddenly, one of them took out a knife and started stabbing Mohit, while the other two held him. Mohit's friend ran to call for help, but the trio fled and also stole Mohit's phone.
Mohit's friend informed cops that the accused fled on a bike after the act. Cops scanned CCTV footage and interrogated around 500 people but reached an almost dead-end. Suddenly on Saturday, someone informed them the juvenile was boasting about his "feat" near a shop. Cops rushed and apprehended him, who then led them to his accomplices Irshad (19) and Vishal (22).
The Blind #Murder case of a 21 year old Computer Graphic designer solved by team of PS Subhash Place, Distt North West of @DelhiPolice. The 3 accused, including a JCL ve been arrested for the crime. The deceased was murdered coz he refused to share his cigarette with the accused pic.twitter.com/1nwuJJPkeC— DCP North West Delhi (@DCPNWestDelhi) April 22, 2018
Cops suspect a fourth man to be involved and the hunt is on. The three accused have confessed to the crime, cops said, adding that they are drug addicts and that Vishal and Irshad were also involved in petty crimes earlier. Blood-stained clothes belonging to accused were recovered from their JJ Colony house. They now face charges under IPC sections 302, 392 and 397.