Gujarat: Two Booked In Connection With Murder Of Youth Over Instagram Post

Surendranagar: Two men have been booked in connection with the murder of a youth over an Instagram post in Chotila town of the district, police said on Wednesday.

The youth was stabbed on Tuesday evening as his Instagram post had angered the accused. The victim succumbed to his injuries this morning.

“Rahul, who had an affair with one Payal some time ago, had posted Rahul & Payal on his Instagram account. The girl is now married to one Darshan Bajipara of Surendranagar. Annoyed over Rahul’s post, Darshan, along with his friend Navab Makwana, came to Chotila town on Tuesday and stabbed Rahul,” the victim’s uncle Raju said in a complaint.

A profusely bleeding Rahul was first rushed to Chotila government hospital, where the doctors referred him to Rajkot government hospital. He succumbed to injuries early this morning. Darshan and Navab have been booked.

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Rahul was to get married on January 18.

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Similar case was reported from Delhi, where three boys were injured after two groups clashed in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area over an issue of posting abusive language on social media, said an official on Wednesday.

According to a senior police official, on Tuesday, around 8.45 p.m, a police control room (PCR) call was received regarding a quarrel at K-block Jahangirpuri Delhi following which a police team rushed to the spot.

Three injured persons were taken to a hospital for treatment as they sustained stab injuries.

“On inquiry, it was revealed that there was a quarrel between two groups of young boys (mostly minors) on the issue of posting abusive comments on social media groups of each other on Instagram,” said the official.

“On the basis of facts and circumstances, two cross cases under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code were registered in the Jahangirpuri police station and total 8 persons (mostly minor boys) from both sides have been apprehended. There is no communal angle in this incident. Further investigation is in progress,” said Usha Rangnani, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest).

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