A 16-year-old girl was shot dead by her older brother for allegedly chatting with a man in the Welcome Zone in northeast Delhi, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday.
Police have received reports that a girl, a resident of Janta settlement in Welcome, was admitted to Jag Pravesh Chand Hospital with a gunshot wound.
The victim told police she was in contact with a man named Amir, who resides in Babarpur.
He is the brother-in-law of his older sister. She used to talk to Amir on her father’s cell phone, but her older brother objected, a senior police official said.
“On Thursday morning, an argument broke out between them over the matter. He asked her not to keep in touch with Amir. During the argument, he shot the victim with a gun made in the country,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Said Ved Prakash Surya.
A case under Section 307 (attempted murder) and the Weapons Act was registered at the Welcome police station and an investigation was opened, they said.
The minor, aged around 17, was arrested in the reception area on Thursday. The weapon used in the crime and an empty cartridge were recovered from his possession. He was returned to an observation house, police added.
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