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18-year old girl shot dead in New Delhi

May 10, 2013 14:26 IST

A girl studying in Class XII was shot dead on Friday morning allegedly by a youth in her house in south Delhi with her father alleging that a distant relative, who was stalking her, could be behind it.

The youth entered the house in Budh Vihar in Munirka area, closed the girl's room and pumped bullets into her chest, a senior police official said.

The victim has been identified as Pinki (18), a student of government school in RK Puram Sector 5.

"Her aunt was present in the house when the incident took place. After shooting her, the boy whose identity is yet to be ascertained, fled from the scene," the official said.

The victim's aunt tried to chase the youth but he fled from the spot.

Pinki was rushed to SafdarjungHospital where she was declared brought dead.

The victim's father Pritam said that he suspect one of his relatives to be behind the murder.

"He is a relative of my sister-in-law and my nephew. The person used to call me and threaten that he will kill my daughter. He was following my daughter since she was 13. He was forcing her to marry him," he claimed.

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