In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old boy was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten to death by six people from his locality at Kalcheena, Modi Nagar town in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Monday. After the boy died, the perpetrators threw his body outside his house and fled.
Hindustan Times reported that the teenage victim named Zeeshan, was beaten for more than two hours. The police have now launched a search operation to apprehend the six suspects. It is believed that Zeeshan has been killed because of his possible relationship with a girl from the same locality.
Zeeshan’s family alleged that when Zeeshan went out of the house to respond to nature’s call around midnight, six people from the same neighbourhood caught him. He was then tied to a tree near the house of Saleem, one of the suspects and was brutally beaten up.
“Upon hearing the boy’s cries, his father, mother and younger brother rushed to his rescue. But they were held at gunpoint by the six. Later, they untied Zeeshan and took him to the house of another suspect, Irfan. There, they bound him to a pole and mutilated him with a knife and an ice pick,” said Ishtikhar, the victim’s uncle to Hindustan Times.
Zeeshan was tortured till 3 in the morning and the police arrived only after he died. An FIR was lodged at the Bhojpur police station against Saleem, Nadeem, Waseem, Irfan, Naushad and Mustaqim for rioting, criminal intimidation, and murder on Monday. Saleem, Nadeem and Waseem are brothers.
Police believe that Zeeshan was killed because of his relationship with a girl from the perpetrators’ family. However, Zeeshan’s family has denied the fact of him involving in any sort of relationship. They told that it was for the third time Zeeshan got attacked by the same people.