31-year-old Ankit Kumar was shot at from a point-blank range by a masked man in front of his students
The Hush Post: Police arrested a 21-year-old student of Delhi Technological University for killing a coaching centre owner in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri earlier this week. Police said the murder was due to a love triangle between two men and a 21-year-old woman.
31-year-old Ankit Kumar was shot at from a point-blank range by a masked man. The entire incident took place in front of the students at the Jahangirpuri coaching centre on Monday. Police said that their probe revealed the possibility of many suspects, including Ankit’s 31-year-old girlfriend.
On Thursday, Ankit’s family was shown the CCTV footage that had captured the gunman fleeing from the crime spot. They identified the suspect as one Akash Kashyap, a former student at the coaching centre. Police said that the CCTV showed Kashyap in a cap and a black shirt while he was running. Kashyap had covered his face with a black mask (commonly used against pollution).
“With the help of the family members, records of the tuition centre were checked and details of Kashyap obtained. A police team raided his house in J Block Jahangirpuri and arrested Kashyap on Thursday. He is a fourth-year student of B.Tech (computer science) at Delhi Technical University,” said a police officer requesting anonymity. Kashyap’s father owns a shop in Old Delhi.
Deputy commissioner of police (northwest) Aslam Khan said that during interrogation, Kashyap confessed that he was friends with a 21-year-old woman. This woman was earlier in a relationship with Ankit.
“Kashyap said that the 21-year-old woman had broken up with Ankit. Yet, Kumar constantly kept harassing her and pursuing her. Kashyap has told us that when the woman told him about Ankit, he decided to eliminate him. Kashyap confessed that during Holi he had gone to his native village in Baghpat and bought a pistol,” the DCP said.
Police said that around 10 am on Monday, Kashyap was waiting for Ankit outside his coaching centre. As soon as Kashyap spotted him, he allegedly grabbed him by his neck and shot him twice in the head.
Police had earlier suspected the role of a woman, who was in a relationship with Kumar for the last 10 days, in the killing.
Kashyap, who lost his mother a few years ago, lived with his father in Jahangirpuri’s A-Block. Till early this year, Ankit and his older brother Jai together ran a coaching centre. But the two brothers split and Jai moved to another home with his wife in April.