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Delhi murder: 17-year-old girl shot dead in Najafgarh area; suspect absconding

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by her male friend right outside her house in Delhi's Najafgarh area on Tuesday night, reports said.

According to IANS, the deceased, Simarn was a resident of Deepak Vihar in Najafgarh area. She had gone to Rajouri Garden with her two friends, Shubham and Yogesh to have lunch on Tuesday.

While coming back they stopped at Dwarka for shopping. Anxious about her whereabouts, the victim's mother called her around 7.30 pm, a senior police officer told PTI.

The two boys came to drop her off. After reaching her place, one of her friends came out of the car while the victim and her friend Shubham remained inside the car, the policeman said.

Her mother told police that she suddenly heard the sound of a bullet and saw her daughter lying in a pool of blood, he added.

Shubham fled from the spot. The victim's mother and her friend Yogesh took her to a hospital where she was declared brought dead, police said.

The gun used in the crime apparently belonged to the car owner, Yogesh, and has been recovered.

However, Shubham and his family are absconding. The Police is trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

Further details are awaited.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2016 13:24:53 IST

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