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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Rajasthan: 2 arrested for brutal murder of Class 12 student Rajkumar Sharma

Earlier this week, the body of Rajkumar Sharma, a 17-year-old schoolboy from Rajasthan’s Kota was discovered in the forest close to Barda Basti that falls under the jurisdiction of Anantpura police station. There were multiple knife injuries on Sharma’s body.

On Wednesday, the accused uploaded the video of the brutal murder thereby leading the police to identify the culprits. As per reports, the two accused identified from the video footage have been nabbed by the police from the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border as they were attempting to cross over to the neighbouring state. The accused have been identified as Rahul Rajput and Sonu Meena aged 18 and 23 respectively.

Rajkumar Sharma was the only son of Om Prakash Sharma residing in the Keshavpura area. He reportedly went missing from his house on Sunday and two days later his body was found in the forest near Barda Basti. There were around 6-7 fatal injuries with a sharp weapon on his chest, thighs and at the back with bloodstains scattered 300-400 metres.

He is alleged to have been murdered for exacting revenge as he accidentally broke the mobile phone of one of the accused. According to some reports, Sharma was killed as he had borrowed around INR 1000 from Rahul and even had recharged his mobile phone from Rahul’s sister’s phone. Rahul and Sonu pressurized him to return the money and took him on their motorbike to the Banda Dharampura road where Sharma was murdered following a scuffle.

“In the 1.22-minute video, one of the accused is seen lashing multiple knife attacks on the boy lying in a pool of blood helplessly moaning and raising his arms to defend the attacks and the other accused is heard directing to lash knife attacks over the hips and legs while the first accused insisted to slash the minor’s wrist veins and to murder him. There are other sounds and voices heard in the background in the video”, says a TOI report.

Acting circle inspector Amar Singh told the media that the video shouldn’t have been uploaded since the victim was a minor. Kota city SP Vakas Pathak said that the two accused are history-sheeters with nine cases registered against each of them in various police stations of the city.

(Featured Image Source: Navbharat Times)

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