Ankit Saxena’s killing: Friends request not to spread hatred in his name

New Delhi: The friends of Ankit Saxena who was allegedly killed by the family of a girl with whom he had relations, requested people not to spread hatred in his name.

Earlier, when around 250 people marched with candles from Ghodewala Mandir in Raghubir Nagar till the entrance of the colony, Saxena’s family and close friends didn’t join the march saying that the issue has been given a communal colour. Condemning for being given the issue a communal angle, Ankit Rao a close friend of the victim said, ‘Ankit’s father told us he wouldn’t take part, nor should we. One of his closest friends belongs to the minority community and went to Hardwar to sprinkle his ashes along with his family. How can we take part in something like this then?’

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According to his friends, Ankit used to visit various places of worship.

“He was the believer of all faiths and never used to discriminate anyone based on religion”, Chetan Narang, Ankit’s friend.

“His aim was to become famous. He always wanted to appear on TV”, Ashish Duggal, Ankit’s cousin.

“About his girlfriend, we used to tease him by saying killings can trigger due to the difference in faiths. However, I never thought it would actually take place”, Sukhmeet Gill, Ankit’s friend.

“We were very close “, Md. Azhar Alam, Ankit’s friend.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met the family members of the victim. While expressing grief over the horrific incident during his meeting with the parents of the victim, the Delhi CM assured them of all legal help.

It may be mentioned that 23-year-old Ankit Saxena was killed in West Delhi’s Khyala area on Thursday night allegedly by the father of an 18-year-old girl with whom he was in a relationship for the past three years. The girl’s family opposed her relationship with Ankit Saxena, a photographer, as the two belonged to different communities.