In a shocking case, a 14 year old student was killed by friends nearly nine days ago. Yet the Chaderghat police has done little in terms of investigations so far. While they have admitted that the SSC student had died under suspicious circumstances, they claim they are waiting for the post-mortem results to proceed any further.
Syed Habeebuddin Ghouri, son of Mohd Samiuddin Ghouri a homeguard at Mirchowk Police Station, was murdered last week but so far the police have not taken any action. The boy, a resident of Wahed Nagar of Old Malakpet, was stuyding in a private school, said Chaderghat inspector Syed Nayeemuddin Javed. He added that Habeeb’s death occurred due to head injuries on August 9 and he was shifted to Osmania General Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. His shocked family assumed he had died of natural causes and conducted his burial the next day.
It was only after Habeeb had been buried did his father get a tip off from one of the boy’s friends about the actual reason of his demise. According to Asif (name changed), Habeeb’s friend, the victim had a fight with his friend Javed (name changed) over a petty issue. It was during this altercation that Javed beat up the victim causing his death. Following this, Habeeb’s father lodged a complaint with the Chaderghat police and on August 14 the boy’s body was exhumed and sent to OGH for a post-mortem, where the HOD Dr T Harikrishna conducted the autopsy.
In the meantime, the police claim that they are waiting for the post-mortem results to take any further action. When Postnoon contacted Dr Harikrishna, he said that the boy’s death had occurred due to multiple injuries and wounds on the head, indicating that he had been beaten to death. Despite Asif’s statement to the police, little has been done in terms of investigation in what appears to be a murder case.
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