Delhi horror: Drunk teen stabs boy 55 times, slits throat and dances

CCTV footage of the accused dancing after murdering a 17-year-old.

New Delhi: An apparently inebriated 16-year-old stabbed another teen more than 55 times, slit his throat, dragged the body through the street and did a jig while he carried out the grisly crime in east Delhi's Welcome colony earlier this week, police said on Thursday.

Some of the horrifying details of the killing in Janta Mazdoor Colony on Tuesday were captured on CCTV. The 2.23-minute footage also showed the accused threatening those around him.

The accused, who was arrested on Wednesday morning and has confessed, did not know the 17-year-old whom he had approached for money to buy biryani, officials said.

"We have already recovered the weapon used for murder. We are investigating from where he procured the knife," Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey said.

The crime took place around 11.15 pm on Tuesday. The victim was rushed to a hospital but died on the way. The CCTV footage shows the accused teen dragging a person through a narrow bylane and going on a stabbing spree.

"He did not stop there. He was seen dancing while doing the gruesome act. A person tried to open a door to see what was happening, but the accused threatened them by brandishing a knife," an official investigating the crime said.

It all started when the victim refused to buy biryani for the accused, apparently sending him into a wild rage. There was a verbal spat, which soon turned into a scuffle.

"The accused overpowered the victim who was 17 years old and a resident of Jafrabad. He first choked the victim till he was unconscious, took a mini knife out of his pocket and stabbed him multiple times before dragging him to a bylane where he continued to stab him on his face, neck, back and beneath the eyes more than 55 times," the official said.

Detailing the crime, the official said the accused was seen shouting at people to stay away. He was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, said the investigator.

It did not end there. "We were also taken aback... the accused, after the entire act, held the lifeless body by the hair and dragged him back to the same narrow area. He robbed Rs 350 from the victim and fled. We have already apprehended the accused, who has confessed, and the weapon of murder has been recovered," an investigator said.

"The CCTV footage helped us identify the accused who was arrested immediately by the police team," said the DCP.

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