I shot her in Mercedes as she was talking to another boy, says arrested friend

National | Dec. 24, 2016, 5:58 a.m.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested a man on Friday, who was on the run since Wednesday after killing a teenager in his car, police said.

The accused, Shubham, shot Simran, 17, in front of her house in a Mercedes car in Najafgarh area in south west Delhi over a minor scuffle. He was on the run since then.

Police said Shubham was arrested in Haryana on Friday. "We have arrested Shubham in Haryana and he confessed his crime during interrogation ," Deputy Commissioner of Police Surendra Kumar told IANS. Kumar said that Shubham attacked Simran as he was jealous of one of her friends, Nitin. "Shubham was depressed as Simran's parents and Nitin neglected him."

Shubham is  a Class XII dropout and helped in his father's jewellary business.He reportedly told cops that he had shot Simran in a fit of rage after he found out about her "affair" with another youth, Nitin. During initial interrogation, Shubham claimed he was upset with Simran as she could not explain why she was getting call after call from Nitin throughout the return journey from Dwarka to Najafgarh. She had also asked Shubham to pose as Nitin while talking to her mother, which made him suspicious about her intent. The gun used in the crime apparently belonged to the car owner Yogesh, who was known to the victim.

The deceased, Simran was a resident of Deepak Vihar in Najafgarh area and had gone to Rajouri Garden with Yogesh and Shubham to have lunch. Police have also recovered the victim's mobile phone from the accused in which they have found happy videos and photographs of Shubham and Simran just before the girl was shot. The victim's mother said she saw the car as it reached near their house and saw Yogesh walk away which was followed by a gun shot. On rushing to the spot, she found Simran dead.

News24Bureau / IANS

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