A 16-year-old boy, a resident of Noida Sector 22, was found dead at a high-rise apartment complex in Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, on Wednesday night. The family of the victim, Varun, held the family of a girl, with whom he allegedly was in a relationship, responsible for his death. The police have booked the father of the girl, Abhijay Ratan, under Section 302 (murder).
Varun’s body was found by a security guard. He told the police that he heard somebody shouting. When he rushed, he found Varun bleeding in the lobby. The security guard informed the president of the housing society, Amarpal Vij who called the police. Varun was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Varun’s father was in Jaipur when the incident took place. Rajesh Srivastava, a friend of Varun’s father, said the incident took place around 9 pm on Wednesday when Varun had gone to Aditya Mega City apartments to meet his ex-girlfriend who stays on the 11th floor.
“I got a call from Varun’s mother at 10.45 pm. She asked me to reach Shanti Gopal Hospital, Ahinsa Khand-2, as his father was in Jaipur. The police were present at the hospital when I reached there. They told me that Varun’s body has been sent for postmortem,” said Srivastava, who lives in Niti Khand, Indirapuram.
The police said they registered a case after questioning the father of the girl.
“It is still unclear whether Varun jumped off the building or he was pushed by somebody.,” said Atul Kumar Yadav, circle officer, Indirapuram.
“Her father told us he was at home when the incident occurred and the boy did not visit their house. He said Varun had been messaging his daughter ever since they broke up,” said Yadav.
Sumit Chauhan, one of Varun’s classmates, said he was in a relationship with a girl for the past one and half years.
“A few weeks ago, she broke up with Varun. When I called him around 7 pm on Wednesday, Varun told me that he was at the girl’s place.” .
Police said Varun had tattooed the name of the girl on his chest and marked it with a blade on his left forearm.