Police probing accomplice,father of accused in DU student case

New Delhi, Feb 8: A day after a DU student was found murdered in Model Town area, police are probing the role of a person, who is suspected to have helped her lover to commit the crime, and are searching for his father who is untraceable since the killing came to light.

"The accused, Naveen Khatri, has disclosed a person's name during interrogation claiming that the individual helped him in dumping the woman's body. The matter is being probed," Joint Commissioner of Police (North) Sanjay Singh said today.


Meanwhile, the police are also searching for Khatri's father. "He (Khatri's father) will be questioned once we track him down," Singh said, adding that Khatri was produced in court, which sent him to three days police custody.

A police source said that Khatri's father, who left his house by the time the incident came to light yesterday, was released on parole last year.

He was sent to prison in connection with a neighbour's murder case. Arzoo Singh Chauhan (21), a student of Lakshmibai College under the University of Delhi, was killed allegedly by her lover, Naveen Khatri (23), who hid her body for five days and married another woman during the period.

The incident came to light yesterday when Arzoo's body was found in a ventilation shaft at Khatri's residence in Gurmandi locality, which comes under the jurisdiction of Model Town police station in northwest Delhi, following which Khatri was arrested.

Khatri allegedly strangulated his girlfriend Arzoo, who lived in the same neighbourhood, on Tuesday and dumped her body in the shaft of his building. Khatri later got married to another woman on Thursday.


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