Shobhit case: Girlfriend's father behind murder?

New Delhi: Family members of an IT student, stabbed to death early this year near his southwest Delhi home, on Tuesday accused the city police before the Delhi High Court of ignoring their suspicion of involvement of the father of a girl, friendly to the boy, behind the killing.

Making their pleas personally, the father and the sister of slain 20-year-old IT student Shobhit Modi told Justice Mukta Gupta that the police have not probed the case despite them having named the girl's father in their complaint.

An IT student at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, Shobhit was fatally stabbed by some unknown persons near his house at Vasant Kunj in southwest Delhi on May 5.

"Police has been claiming that it has examined several people associated with the victim but (is) not examining the girl's family members properly," Shobhit's father and sister told the court.

"What is the use of interrogating 1,100 contacts but not examining properly four-five people who we are suspecting? The agency (police) is biased," Shobhit's sister told the court, referring to the reply by the Vasant Kunj police to their plea for entrusting the blind murder case to the CBI for probe.

In its reply to the plea by Shobhit's kin, the police had claimed that it has examined several people including the family members of the alleged girlfriend, residing in trans-Yamuna area.