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20-year-old kills teenager for talking to sister, key defendant among two inmates

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): A teenager was killed by two youths in Berasia while chatting on the phone with his girlfriend, who happens to be the sister of one of the accused. Berasia police on Friday arrested the two defendants†, including the girl’s older brother, for the kidnapping and murder of a 17-year-old boy. The body was recovered by police from the forest in the village of Gunga on Thursday evening.

Among those arrested are Anand Kushwah alias Chintu (20) and Raju Kushwah (21).

The police investigation revealed that the teenager used to chat on the phone with Chintu’s sister living in the same locality. Chintu had warned him to stay away from his sister but he ignored the warning.

SHO, Berasia Police Station, KN Bharadwaj said, “The 17-year-old boy, living in Ibrahimpura Berasia, was working in a private company. On January 26, he left the house for a walk but did not return until late at night. The worried family filed a missing person complaint with the Berasia police. The family feared the boy had been kidnapped.

Police found his body late Thursday evening in the forest area between the villages of Kalara-Uninda. During the investigation, police focused on Chintu as the minor was last seen with him on his bicycle. The police arrested Chintu and during his interrogation he confessed to his crime of killing the teenager. He also named his assistant Raju Kushwaha (21), who helped him kidnap the boy and then kill him, SHO added.

Police said Chintu and Raju Kushwah approached the underage boy under the guise of celebrating Republic Day and took him for a bike ride in the forest areas. There the duo stabbed a knife to the miner’s neck and to make sure the boy was dead, Chintu allegedly crushed his head with a rock, police said.

A fortnight ago, Chintu checked his younger sister’s mobile phone and found that she was chatting with the teenager regularly. He first spoke with his sister asking her not to interact with the boy. Later, he reprimanded the miner, warning him to stay away from his sister.

However, the warning had no effect on the duo as they continued to chat. Chintu’s sister and the teenager reportedly planned to get married. However, Chintu was dead against their relationship and he decided to end their ties once and for all. He and his friend hatched a plan to kidnap and then kill the boy, SHO added.

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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2022, 11:20 p.m. IST