Four juveniles held for killing man in Delhi bus

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Four juveniles have been arrested on the charge of murdering a young man in a moving Delhi bus after a row over a missing mobile phone, police said on Friday.

Mohammed Anas, 25, of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh had on Thursday afternoon boarded a bus at Lajpat Nagar that was moving towards the Badarpur border when the accused snatched his mobile phone.

“The accused, aged between 13 and 16 and students of Class 8 and 10 at a government school of south Delhi, boarded the bus at Ashram Chowk and snatched Anas’ mobile phone,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.

“Following an altercation, one of them slit his throat and escaped after threatening the bus driver,” Baaniya said.

The teenagers were identified through local intelligence and technical surveillance and arrested from south Delhi’s Badarpur and Ali Vihar near Sarita Vihar.

Five police teams scanned over 15 government schools located between Lajpat Nagar and Mathura Road and zeroed in on the accused,” Baaniya told IANS.

The mobile phone has been recovered from the accused, the officer said. One of the accused is still absconding.

–IANS

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