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NEW DELHI: Three weeks after Shobhit Modi, a second year engineering student of a university in neighbouring Faridabad, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances near his house in Vasant Kunj here, the Delhi Police on Friday detained a young man on suspicion of his involvement in the crime.
The young man, said to be known to Shobhit, was picked up from Kusumpur Pahadi on the basis of “strong suspicion”.
A senior police official said he was being questioned.
Shobhit was found with multiple-stab wounds by a security guard of his colony near his house on May 6 evening. He was rushed to a hospital by his family where he was declared brought dead.
A large number of friends of the victim as well as the parents of his girl friend have been questioned by the police so far. But the movement and conduct of this particular acquaintance had been under the scanner for quite some time, an officer said.
The Crime Branch was also roped in to probe the case and a reward was also announced for anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the assailant.
The boy's family has earlier even alleged that his girl friend's relatives had threatened Shobhit some time ago over their relationship. The girl's family, however, denied this. Shobhit was said to have met the girl along with some other friends at a mall in Vasant Kunj some time before he was murdered.
The police reconstructed the scene of crime in Vasant Kunj and looked into the Shobhit's Facebook page for clues. They also probed the angle of road rage.
Shobhit's iPhone, costly wristwatch and cash had not been taken away and this had led the police to arrive at the conclusion that robbery was not the motive behind the murder.
His father is a general manager with Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation.
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