//Mystery shrouds Panipat boy’s murder in Delhi

Mystery shrouds Panipat boy’s murder in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A young man who was found murdered with a bullet wound in the stomach under highly mysterious circumstances near the official residence of Union Tourism Minister Renuka Choudhury in Lodhi Estate here on Thursday morning was later in the day identified as 21-year-old Puneet Munjal, a native of Panipat in Haryana. A student at the South Extension branch of Arena Multimedia, Puneet had come to Delhi after completing his education in Panipat. He had been living with a family friend at Andrews Ganj in South Delhi for the past four months. Enquiries revealed that on Wednesday evening he had gone to meet someone at Dilshad Garden in East Delhi and did not return. Around 7-30 on Thursday morning the Police Control Room received a call claiming that the body of a young man in a leather jacket and jeans was lying in a Lodhi Estate lane. The body bore a bullet wound but there were no bloodstains on the spot. Circumstantial evidence suggested that the murder was committed somewhere else, after which the body was dumped in Lodhi Estate. Local residents told the police that they did not hear any gunshot or notice anything suspicious on Wednesday night. Intriguingly, around 12-30 a.m. on Thursday, the PCR had received a call from a television channel journalist claiming that he had heard someone crying out for help from a car on the Andrews Ganj flyover. He then heard a gunshot, following which the screams died down. PCR vans reached the flyover after a while but could not trace the vehicle. Later the call was declared “untraced”. The police are trying to find out if the flyover incident was connected to Puneet’s murder. Hindu,Friday, Jan 06, 2006 http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/06/stories/2006010614410100.htm