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A 16-year-old class IX student was allegedly stabbed to death by his friends in southeast Delhi's Govindpuri area, police said today.
The boy identified Mohammad Wasim was a student in a government school and lived with his parents at Navjeevan Camp in Govindpuri, said a senior police officer.
Preliminary enquiry revealed that the victim was in "bad company" of some pickpockets in the area and was killed over some petty dispute, said the officer.
One of the victim's friends with whom he had an altercation was detained and now police teams are conducting raids to nab the others.
The suspects were local residents and known to the victim. Wasim had gone out to meet some of his friends last evening, police were told by his mother.
In the night when he did not turn up, his father started calling him on his phone but it was not answered. Later, a search was made and he was found in a pool of blood in a park near his home, police said.
They suspected that the murder was committed over some dispute related to money.
Last year, Wasim had escaped from his home in September after he was scolded by his family for keeping "bad company of pickpockets, added the officer.
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