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Police says Paras Bhasin death not honour killing

In a fresh development in tattoo artist Paras Bhasin's death case, the Delhi Police today said that it was not a case of honour killing and also refuted the family's allegations against the victim's in-laws for his death.

CCTV footage at Metro stations have confirmed that Bhasin was alone when he went towards the railway tracks.  "He was at Subhash Nagar Metro station which is closest to his house at 15:14 pm, Akshardham Metro station at 4:11 pm, Lakshmi Nagar Metro station at 4:11 pm, " police said, reported IBNlive.

According to reports, Bhasin's wife Shaily Mittal also gave a two-page suicide note to the police and reportedly told them that Paras had attempted suicide twice before.

Paras Bhasin. Screen grab from ibnlive

The note shows that both Paras and his wife wanted to commit suicide on 27 August, a day after the girl told her family that they wanted to get married. Police is yet to verify the handwriting in the suicide note.

Earlier, on Tuesday, police said the body was not chopped off and possibly run over by a train, the impact of which left his body severely disfigured.

The body of Bhasin, 23, was recovered from Pandav Nagar railway tracks on Saturday with police initially claiming it to be a case of suicide. Paras' family, however, alleged it to be a murder case.

Investigators also traced the person who made several calls to his family asking them to come to Pandav Nagar area to get the body of Paras but police said he did not appear to be involved in his death.

The caller was a passer-by who found Paras' ID card lying near his body and then made a call.

A senior police official said the body of Paras was not chopped. "The body was not chopped. His head was intact with the body," the official said when asked about the missing head.

Paras' family had alleged that he could have been murdered by the family of his girlfriend, whom he had secretly married.

They alleged that the girl's father used to threaten Paras to end the relationship, specially after the girl informed her parents about her marriage last month.

Police said they will question the girl's family.

"Autopsy report is awaited. We are investigating the matter. We are taking help of the forensic team. The house of Paras' uncle is in Ganesh Nagar, which is near where his body was found. How he reached there is under investigation," Sanjay Jain, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

With inputs from PTI