iPhone proves fatal for Delhi boy who borrowed money to buy it

Delhi police on Saturday arrested a taxi driver in Delhi’s southeastern district for allegedly murdering his underage friend for not returning his money, which the deceased had used to buy an iPhone.

Police identified the accused as 24-year-old Khalid.

According to Esha Pandey (DCP South East), a call was received at Jamia Nagar Police Station on Friday regarding a boy who was shot dead in Azeem dairy area and sent to Holy Family Hospital.

At the hospital, the victim’s older brother, Asif, told police he was at home when the incident happened and had come out to find his injured younger brother on the road. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

The DCP said: “On secret information, a Khalid was apprehended. During sustained questioning, he revealed that he had given Rs 72,000 to the deceased to buy an iPhone, but the deceased had not returned his money.

The DCP added that the defendant went to collect his money at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, but claimed the deceased was unwilling to return the money or return the phone to the defendant. After a quarrel, the accused allegedly shot him and fled, police said.

A complaint was filed under Article 302 of the ICC (murder) as well as the provisions of the Weapons Act, while the field pistol allegedly used by the defendant was recovered.

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