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Shobhit murder: Victim’s father blames his lover’s kin

The father of 20-year-old engineering student Shobhit Modi, stabbed to death on May 5 near his house in south Delhi, charged in the Delhi High Court on Thursday that the family of his son’s lover may be involved in the killing.

“The girl’s parents were not happy with the love affair, so on many occasion they had given a threatening call to my son,” Shobhit’s father Suraj Modi told justice Mukta Gupta.

Suraj Modi, who claimed he was being threatened by politicians and others for trying to unravel the truth, said that the investigators were biased and not probing into the angle suggested by him.

He said they suspected the relatives of Shobhit’s girlfriend as they had threatened his son in front of them in their own house early this year. The girl’s family, however, had denied this. The CCTV footage of a mall also proved that Shobhit was with her girlfriend on the day of incidents, he said.

The student’s family came in appeal before the court, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case.

Shobhit, a second-year Information Technology student at Manav Rachna University in Faridabad and a former student of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, was stabbed to death near his home in Vasant Kunj’s C-block around 10 pm on May 5. The prosecution will begin its arguments on Friday.


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