DU scholar ‘overwhelmed’ to loss of life over friendship with lady

New Delhi, October 10

An 18-year-old Delhi University student has been allegedly beaten to death over his friendship with a woman here.

Rahul Rajput was a second-year student in Delhi University’s School of Open Learning. He also provided tuition to school students, the police said.

According to the police, the victim was friends with a woman from his locality, but her family was against the friendship. On Wednesday evening, the victim was called to Nanda Road on some pretext and when he reached the spot, he was physically assaulted allegedly by a group of four-five people, including the woman’s brothers, a senior police officer had said on Friday.

The woman’s brother and a relative were arrested and three juveniles apprehended in connection with the incident, the officer had said.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday met the victim’s family and announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh. Sisodia said the Delhi Government would ensure that the culprits get strict punishment at the earliest. — PTI

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