The boy was a resident of Dwarka Sector 16, while the girl was from Delhi’sRohini area
In a case of suspected double suicide, a 17-year-old schoolboy and an 18-year-old girl pursuing an MBBS degree were found hanging on Friday evening from a ceiling fan in a hotel room in Dwarka, south-west Delhi, that they had booked on the OYO app.
“They visited the guest house and introduced themselves as boyfriend and girlfriend. The boy was a resident of Dwarka Sector 16, while the girl was from Rohini in Delhi. They were in a relationship. We are trying to ascertain the reason behind this extreme step,” a senior police officer said.
The police received a call about the incident from the hotel at around 5.30pm on Friday. “Finding something amiss, the staff rang the bell multiple times, but got no response. He even banged on the door several times, after which the manager was alerted. The staff then called the police and broke open the door and found them hanging,” DCP (southwest) Surender Kumar said.
According to a report, the documents that the couple had submitted to the hotel have been seized and their families have been contacted to ascertain their relationship. The police have initiated a proceeding under CrPC Sec. 174, as per protocol in such cases.
Investigations revealed that the boy had left home in Janakpuri saying he was going for tuitions and had met the girl at a Metro station near Sector 17. Police said that the boy’s father owns a grocery shop in west Delhi and that the boy was studying in Class 12 at a private school in west Delhi.
The girl, the police said, was a resident of Rohini. She was a first-year MBBS student at a medical college. Police used the girl’s identity card, recovered from the hotel, to track down her parents.
“No suicide note was found. We have also seized the DVR of the CCTV,” added Kumar.