Rizwan Khan, a student from Jamia Millia Islamia, was found dead in his car which parked inside the gated government colony in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar. According to Rizwan’s family, the 20-year-old was a national-level hockey player.
South Delhi DCP Romil Baaniya stated the incident as a case of suicide but Rizwan’s family are doubting about it foul play as the body was found in the same neighbourhood where his female friend, also a hockey player, lives.
Police confirmed that no suicide note was found in the car and that female friend is currently in Bhopal.
Rizwan’s brother Riyazuddin Khan accused the girl’s family of lying to them when they enquired about Rizwan on Monday. “He left our home noon on Monday. When he did not return till late evening, we dialled his two phone numbers. One was found switched off, while the other was answered by the friend’s cousin. The cousin said that the bag and the phone were at their house, claiming first that they found it somewhere and then that Rizwan himself kept it there and left in a rush,” said Riyazuddin.
Riyazuddin said despite repeated requests, the friend’s family did not disclose where they lived. “Had we reached on time, we could have prevented his death,” said Riyazuddin.
“On Tuesday morning, we received a call from his friend in Bhopal who told us that Rizwan had left the bag at her house. The girl’s father, too, called around 7.15am and told us to collect the bag... I went there with my brother, Nawab. As I was inside their house, Nawab noticed Rizwan’s car parked nearby,” said Rizwan’s father Shareef Khan.
Nawab found Khan sitting on the driver’s seat in the unlocked car with a bullet wound on his temple. “We think he was killed and then the body was kept in the car afterwards as there were no bloodstains inside,” said Shareef Khan, an MTNL employee.
The female friend’s family denied to face media and answer any questions about the incident to them on Tuesday.