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Two juveniles apprehended for killing shopkeeper in Delhi’s Jafrabad

New Delhi, January 13

A shopkeeper was killed allegedly by two juveniles to take revenge for harassing them in northeast Delhi’s Jafrabad, following which the duo was apprehended, police stated on Wednesday.

Afzal, 26, was shot lifeless allegedly by the 2 juveniles at a lane in Chauhan Bangar in Jafrabad on Saturday night time, they stated.

A case was registered and a crew was constituted to nab the culprits, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Ved Prakash Surya stated.

As a part of the investigation, locals and relations of the deceased had been questioned and CCTV footage was analysed, he stated.

“During the probe it surfaced that around six months ago, Afzal had a scuffle with two juveniles and both the families had amicably settled the matter at that time. After that, there had been incidents of heated arguments between Afzal and the two juveniles. So, the two juveniles along with an accomplice planned to eliminate Afzal. As per their plan, they fired at Afzal near his shop,” Surya stated.

The two juveniles had been apprehended at Jafrabad Metro Station.

They advised police that Afzal used to harass them every time he noticed them in the world. So, they hatched a conspiracy to eliminate him, he stated.

Police stated a country-made pistol together with two cartridges was recovered from the duo. — PTI 

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