Delhi youth murders parents to marry FB friend

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Accused Abdul Rehman allegedly killed his parents to become the sole owner of the family property as he was in a relationship with his Facebook friend from Kanpur

Jasnoor Kaur, The Hush Post: A youth from Delhi allegedly murdered his parents after they refused him permission to get married to one of his Facebook friends. The gruesome incident was reported from Jamia Nagar locality in southeast Delhi.

The accused has been identified as a 26-year-old youth Abdul Rehman. He was the only son of his parents and he allegedly murdered them to become the sole owner of the family property as he wanted to marry a girl from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Rehman and the girl had become friends two years ago on social networking site Facebook, a report said.

It was reported that Rehman was married and then got divorced. After that, he befriended with another girl from Kanpur. But on the wishes of his parents, Rehman married another woman in 2017. But his extra-marital affair with his Facebook friend continued and he regularly kept meeting her. He also promised to get married to her, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal reportedly said.

The police said that when Rehman apprised his parents about his wishes to marry his Facebook friend, his parents objected to it.

Earlier Abdul Rehman used to work at a call centre, but he was thrown out of his job due as he was reportedly addicted to drugs, the report said.

The police said that  Rehman made a plan to murder his parents with the help of two acquaintances Nadeem Khan and Guddu. And he promised to pay them Rs 2.5 lakh in lieu, DCP Biswal said.

On the day of the incident, Rehman called Khan and Guddu to his residence. The trio attacked the couple while they were asleep, the report said.

It was reported that Guddu overpowered Taslim Bano (50) and Khan caught hold of Shamim Ahmed (55). Rehman smothered them to death using their bedsheet and blanket. The bodies of Taslim Bano and Shamim Ahmed were found on the first floor of the house on April 28, the police said.

In their autopsies conducted at AIIMS, it was found that they died of asphyxia due to smothering. Subsequently, an FIR was lodged.

In his questioning by police on May 21, Rehman confessed to killing his parents. He and his accomplices were arrested later, the report said.

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