Delhi teacher Ankit was not murdered over relationship with Muslim student, his killer Akash Kashyap arrested

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In a stunning twist in the murder of Delhi’s 31-year-old teacher Ankit Kumar, the Delhi Police has said that it had cracked the murder mystery by arresting the prime accused Akash.

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In its tweet, the Delhi Police said that Ankit’s killer was Akash, who had killed the teacher because he was unhappy with the teacher allegedly harassing his girlfriend, who studied at the coaching centre.

In a series of tweets, the Delhi Polcie wrote, “With the arrest of a 21 year old, final year BTech student, Aakash Kashyap, who belongs to Bagpat in UP, @DelhiPolice Distt North West has solved the murder case of a teacher Ankit Kumar, in Jahangirpuri, on Oct 1. Aakash killed Ankit for harassing his girlfriend & pursuing her.”

In its subsequent tweet the Delhi Police also said that Akash Kashyap hatched the murder plan after he Ankit did not give his pursuit for the accused’s girlfriend. “The girl studied at Ankit Kumar’s coaching centre & Ankit had fallen in love with her two years ago. When Ankit didn’t abandon pursuit & blackmailed the girl, Aakash Kashyap, the accused, hatched the plot to get rid of him,” said the tweet by the Delhi Police.

Aakash reportedly bought a desi pistol when he visited Fazalpur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, the place of his maternal uncle, in March this year. The police have also recovered the desi gun, mask, bag and a cap used to carry out Ankit’s murder.

The Delhi Police congratulated the ‘teams of Special Staff of Distt NorthWest & PS Mahindra Park,’ for solving cracking what was a blind murder mystry. The tweet read, “Kudos to teams of Spl. Staff of Distt #NorthWest & PS Mahindra Park, who solved this blind shoot out murder case.The teams of ACP Shalimar Bagh & Spl Staff did exemplary investigation. Appreciate efforts of Insp Satvender Rana, SI Rakesh, ASI Harjeet & ASI Narayan.”

Later speaking to Janta Ka Reporter, Aslam Khan, DCP of Delhi Police’s North-West district, confirmed that his forces had indeed cracked the case.

Ankit’s murder had prompted many right-wing journalists and media outlets to conclude that this was a case of inter-faith marriage and he was killed by his Muslim girlfriend’s brother.

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