Five held for killing youth for a mobile phone

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested five boys, including four juveniles, for killing a 23-year-old, while trying to rob his mobile phone to buy alcohol and drugs.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Seju P Kuruvilla on Tuesday said one of the five accused was arrested on Monday from Sultanpuri. “His arrest led to the arrest of the rest of the accused, including one 21-year-old boy, ” he said.

Hailing from Bijnor in Utter Pradesh, the victim, Naushad was stabbed multiple times and killed on Saturday in Aman Vihar, where he lived.

Naushad was taken to a hospital in Mangolpuri and declared brought dead.

The accused told police that they consumed alcohol and saw Naushad with a costly android mobile phone.

“They were trying to rob the said mobile phone when Naushad tried to resist them. One of them stabbed Naushad multiple times and fled with his mobile phone,” police said.