The deceased has been identified as Manjeet, a class 12 student of a government school. His relatives said he was stabbed at least 30 times.
On Saturday evening, Manjeet received a call from a friend, also suspected to be a minor, who invited him for his birthday. He did not return that night, and the next morning his body was found near a drain in the Ranhola area.
“A case of murder has been registered. The accused has been identified but he is absconding. A team has been formed to track him down,” DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said.
He said “there are multiple injuries on the body of the accused. However, exact details of the injuries can be ascertained only once the postmortem report is received.”
The motive behind the act and details about the possible involvement of others will come to light once the accused is questioned, he added.