New Delhi, July 1: A minor boy from Kerala-Rajat Krishnan Menon- was brutally thrashed and beaten to death by two juveniles in East Delhi's Mayur Vihar.It is alleged that the incident happened as the boys were avenging a prank. However, Rajat's friends who were there with him at the time of the incident told their parents that the juveniles accused them of shoplifting from their kiosk.
One of Rajat's friend's father said, "They were returning on Rajat's two-wheeler after playing snooker. While they were crossing the road where the kiosk stands, two juveniles with whom he had got into a minor scuffle some days back, caught hold of the group and an argument ensued."
The duo allegedly demanded that the trio returned them the object that they had shoplifted. "At this, my son and his friends tried to explain that they had not taken anything and it was another friend of theirs who had. The kiosk boys then took them to that friend's house and thrashed him but he denied having stolen anything," said the father.
Five of them left the house and proceeded to return but that enraged the juveniles. Rajat's friends saw them thrashing him and when they reached near a park Rajat collapsed. The father further added, "Both his friends, including my son, panicked and tried to pour water on him. When that did not work, they returned to the homes to inform us what had happened. That was the last time they saw Rajat with the other boys."
When his friends left the scene, the two juveniles are said to have taken Rajat to a nearby private clinic where the doctors declared him dead. He was then taken to Metro hospital where again he could not be admitted. His death declaration was finally confirmed in Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital. Meanwhile, Rajat's family members were looking for him when they received a call from the LBS. A doctor broke the news to them.
Rajat's family hails from Palakkad, Kerala.