- Kalu, an orphan, was raised near Delhi's Kalkaji temple, police said
- He spent time with transgender people, was devoted to goddess Kali: cops
- His body was found with multiple stabs in Delh's NSIC jungle
The deceased was identified as Kalu alias Kalua. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to his brother for the last rites.
Kalu, an orphan, was raised in a 'dharamshala' near Kalkaji Mandir, the police said.
He used to spend time with transgenders and was a devotee of 'Maa Kali'. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, he would project himself as the goddess, wearing a black salwar suit with a red chunni and anklets, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said.
On the night he was killed, Kalu was dressed as the goddess.
The police questioned several persons. On the basis of a tip-off, the accused, including the juveniles, were apprehended from Govindpuri on Sunday, the DCP added.
As Kalu told them not to make fun of him, the accused caught hold of him, forcibly took him inside the jungle and started beating him up. They then stabbed him with a Swiss knife, the police said.
The deceased succumbed to his injuries on the spot and the accused fled on their motorcycles. Five motorcycles were also recovered by the police at the instance of the accused.
One of the accused, Naveen, is pursuing his graduation through correspondence from the Delhi University. He is a first-year commerce student.
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