By Purvi Jain
A 17-year-old boy was killed by his friends on Wednesday in Mumbai’s Dharavi neighborhood during a fight after the former was allegedly recorded when he was wearing a sari and dancing. Police have apprehended four suspects including three minors on Thursday.
The deceased youth was identified as Kaushik Sunil Narayan Kar, a resident of Subhash Nagar in Dharavi. The accused are also residents of the same neighborhood and were friends with the victim. The police told that the victim’s friends has recorded a video in which he was wearing a sari and dancing. Later, the victim requested them to delete the video, or else he will inform the police or his uncle who is associated with a political party.
As per the reports in Hindustan Times, the senior inspector of Dharavi police station, Ramesh Nangare, said, “after inquiring with the suspects, we learned that the accused did not delete the video. The victim then went to inform his uncle, who lives half a kilometer away from his residence and told him about the harassment”.
The victim went to his uncle’s house and while returning, the four accused stopped him. An argument broke between them and one of the accused stabbed on his shoulder twice. The victim was rushed to the Sion hospital but succumbed to death due to excessive bleeding.
The statement of eyewitnesses was recorded by the police and on that basis, four accused are nabbed.