A mysterious case of the murder of a 14-year-old boy has surfaced in the national Capital, with his mother alleging that he was held hostage and lynched by some Muslim friends.
The victim, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near New Delhi Railway Station last month.
Multiple injury marks were found all over his face and the body indicated that he was battered to death, doctors said.
However, police remain tight-lipped over the cause of death considering it a communally sensitive matter.
Yogesh’s body was brought to the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) by police for the postmortem examination on June 23.
Doctors who conducted autopsy said the injuries on his body were clear signs of his being attacked with a sharp object.
Victim’s mother, Seema alleged it was case of lynching by his Muslim friends, who had demanded money from her while keeping Yogesh hostage. She even claimed that they made her hear Yogesh’s voice for once who was trembling with fear.
“On June 23, Yogesh left home after he got a call from his friend Arif. He, along with other friends, including a girl Fatima, first kidnapped my son, later demanding Rs 10,000 from me. I was told that if money was not given on time, they will kill my son.” “The very next morning, I was told that my son was killed and thrown somewhere along the railway track near New Delhi station,” Seema said.
Despite being very young, he had been working to fetch money for his mother’s treatment.
His mother works as a domestic help.
Doctors, on the condition of anonymity told Mail Today, “The body was hit brutally and had severe injuries on face, skull and back.
It seemed that deceased was beaten up repeatedly with some objects like stone or a bottle.
We could smell a case of lynching.”
An FIR was lodged in the case the next day which stated that the body was lying in a pool of blood.
Broken pieces of glass bottles, a stone and few bricks were also reportedly found with traces of blood on it.