Shahbad Dairy murder: Knife used by accused recovered

Sahil, accused of murdering a minor, in the Shahabad Dairy area of northwest Delhi in Bulandshahr on Monday. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: Police have recovered the knife allegedly used by 20-year-old Sahil to kill Sakshi (16) in Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area on May 28, police said on Thursday.

A senior police officer said the accused's police custody was extended for three more days by the court on Thursday. He was again questioned and on his instance, the weapon of offence was recovered, the officer added.

Sahil was cross-questioned as he frequently changed his statements, he said, adding the three friends of the victim, Bhawna, Ajay alias Jhabru and Neetu, too were individually questioned and their versions corroborated.

The officer said the route taken by the accused while fleeing the crime scene has been established.

On Wednesday, police had recreated the crime scene.

Sakshi was stabbed over 20 times and bludgeoned to death with a cement slab allegedly by Sahil. She had 34 injury marks on her body and her skull was raptured.

Sahil was arrested from Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh the next day.

He had allegedly thrown away the knife after the crime into the bushes at Rithala.

Police had said during interrogation, Sahil told them that he was angry after Sakshi rebuffed him in front of her friends and refused to get back to him. The two were in a relationship that had turned sour, according to the police.

The probe carried out so far has revealed that no one was involved with Sahil in the crime, police had said, adding the accused confessed to have executed it himself.

(With PTI inputs)

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