Jamia student found dead in car Suicide or murder?

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Suicide or murder? Jamia student found dead in car

  • A 22-year-old student from Jamia Millia Islamia was found shot dead inside his car in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday morning.
  • Khan’s body was found lying in a pool of blood, with a country-made pistol in his right hand.
  • state level hockey player found dead in car.

 

NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old student from Jamia Millia Islamia was found shot dead inside his car in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday morning. Police say it was likely a case of suicide though the student’s family members claim he was murdered. There was a bullet wound on the right temple.

The deceased, Rizwan Khan, was a state-level hockey player and allegedly in love with a woman who studies in a college in Rohtak. His family has alleged that Khan was killed by the woman’s family members.

Police say they received a call at 10.19am and the team that was dispatched found Khan’s body lying in a pool of blood and a country-made pistol in his right hand.

They have not found any suicide note from the spot. DCP (south) Romil Baaniya said, “From the inspection of the site, and taking into account the circumstances, prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide. The post-mortem will be performed tomorrow. Inquest under 174 CrPC is on.” No FIR was registered till late on Tuesday.

Khan lived with his family in Subhash Nagar, near Tihar village, in west Delhi and had left home for hockey practice around 10am on Monday. When he did not return till late night, family members initiated a search. According to police, Khan went to the woman’s house in Sarojini Nagar’s on Monday evening and handed over a bag containing Rs 2 lakh and a mobile phone.

He wanted to meet the woman but was told that she had gone to Odisha to attend an event. The cops claimed that Khan sat in his car the entire night, probably trying to contact her.

Rizwan’s family received a call on Tuesday morning from someone who informed them that he had left a bag at their home and that they should collect it. “We reached the address and found the Swift car parked near it. We peeped in and found Rizwan dead,” his father said.
Police said that all angles were being probed and that they were yet to record the statement of the woman in question. Her family members have been questioned about the source of the money and whether Khan had borrowed it from her or them. Sources said that a photo of the woman, who is also a hockey player, has been recovered from the spot.
Police are also yet to ascertain if Rizwan’s feelings were reciprocated or not. Call records show Khan made numerous calls to the woman, said sources.

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