Delhi girl’s killer bought knife 15 days ago: Police

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Delhi girl’s killer bought knife 15 days ago: Police

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The 20-year-old AC mechanic arrested for his involvement in the horrific Shahbad Dairy murder case purchased the knife used in the killing of 16-year-old girl from Haridwar in Uttarakhand around 15 days ago, said the Delhi Police which is probing the case. Police said on Tuesday that they are yet to recover the knife, adding that Sahil dumped it near Rithala Metro Station after the killing on Sunday evening.

The accused had planned the murder two days ago after the girl rebuffed him in front of her friends and refused to mend her relationship with him, said police. “Since Sahil bought the knife days before the incident, it is not unlikely he was planning to kill her already, yet he is claiming he killed the girl in a fit of rage for her constantly ignoring him, they said. “The statements made by him are being verified since it is the initial stage of investigation. Sometimes he says she ignored him as he tried to approach her, which angered him. But he also suspected her getting involved with her former boyfriend,” the police said. Earlier, Sahil was produced at Delhi’s Rohini court on Tuesday and was sent to police remand for two days.

Police said they will be recreating the scene of crime and will also check Sahil’s mobile phone and social media accounts to know whether he was in touch with other girls.

In a related development, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has sought a report from the Delhi Government and the city police over the horrific killing of a teenage girl in the northwest part of the national Capital.

Meanwhile a new CCTV footage has surfaced online in which the accused could be purportedly seen talking to a person just minutes before committing the crime. In the fresh CCTV footage, Sahil is seen wearing a blue T-shirt and talking to a person at the corner of the bylane just minutes before the girl was killed horrifically.

Sahil stabbed Sakshi over 20 times and then bludgeoned her with a cement slab, which killed her on the spot. She was found to have 34 injury marks on her body and her skull smashed.

Sahil has claimed Sakshi was keen to get back with Praveen since he had a motorcycle, police said. On Saturday, Sakshi warned Sahil to stay away from her as she did not want to continue her relationship with him. She was with her friend Bhawna and her boyfriend Jhabru at the time. Jhabru too threatened to beat Sahil if he came near Sakshi, police said.

The girl had broken up with Sahil eight day ago. Police also said Sakshi used the name her friend Neetu's husband, who is a known criminal of the area, to threaten Sahil.

According to police, Sakshi and Sahil had been going around since June 2021, however, for the last three to four months, as Sahil grew close to her, she started growing distant.

On Sunday afternoon, Sahil got drunk and confronted Sakshi, who was on her way to the birthday party of her friend's kid after changing clothes in a public convenience, police said.

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