A fight over not sharing whitener led to the killing of a 16-year-old Shahrukh. The stuff is used for inhalation to get a high and reports have surfaced of some youths in Jamia Nagar allegedly getting hooked to it.
In this case the boy was allegedly killed in front of his mother.
It appears that the case has been cracked with a juvenile being apprehended and another man being arrested from Bharat Nagar.
In the afternoon, police were informed that a teenager, a resident of Kabir Nagar, was declared “brought dead” by the doctors at a hospital after being attacked with a broken glass bottle, reported PTI.
It has been reported that the deceased and accused were addicted to whitener and they used to fight with each other over sharing of the substance, police said.
After interrogation, the accused told police that Shahrukh had refused to share whitener with him and it was then that he decided to confront him.
On the day of altercation, the deceased, accused and another man Dinesh Chegi, were sitting by the Kabir Nagar railway tracks, police said.
The accused allegedly used a broken glass bottle to slit the victims’ neck.
After committing the crime, the accused left from the spot.
After coming to know about the scuffle, the deceased mother rushed to the spot and saw her son collapse. After taking help from the locals, she rushed her son to a hospital, where he was declared “brought dead” by the doctors.
Police said Shahrukh’s body was sent for a post-mortem.