In a heinous crime committed in Delhi, Laik Khan murdered a 17-year-old girl Neetu for rebuffing his marriage proposal. Laik Khan had been pressurising Neetu to get married to him, but she refused to do so. On Friday evening, he is alleged to have come to the residence in northwest Delhi’s Rohini and murdered the girl with a hammer. The police have formed 6 teams to catch the absconding Laik Khan. The police have registered a case of murder on the complaint of Neetu’s cousin Kaushal Kumar.
“I had gone to my sister’s house around 5 PM on Friday. Laik Khan also arrived to talk to her. For two-three months, he had been pressuring her to marry him, but she only considered him a friend. Around 6 PM, he gave me Rs 200 and asked me to bring chicken and vegetables for dinner. When I returned around 7:45 Pm, I saw Laik locking the door and hurriedly leaving with a hammer. I asked him to wait, but he left hurriedly,” Kaushal told Times of India.
“As we were breaking down the door, Neetu’s mother also returned from some work she had. We used a hammer to break through, and inside saw Neetu lying in a pool of blood with injuries on her face and head. We took her to Sanjay Gandhi hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival,” Kaushal said.
Kaushal also added that Laik used to visit their home and had even stayed with them earlier. “Neetu had told her mother about his proposal and her refusal,” said Kaushal.
Regarding the murder, PL Mishra, DCP (Rohini) said, “ The girl’s family earlier used to stay in Bawana where the accused was their neighbour. The families of both were known to each other. Laik Khan used to visit the girl’s home often and had even stayed at her house for around a month. The accused killed the girl, who was studying in class XI, after she refused to marry him.