Noida, Aug 16: An 18-year-old boy was allegedly murdered in Noida yesterday and his body was dumped in Hindon River. At least three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of the teenager. As per reports, the police arrested Arun, Sunil and Gaurav while they were doing drugs near Chhajarsi colony in Noida Phase 3 within police station limits. Also Read - Migrant Worker Having Debt of Rs 30,000 Already, Loses Kulfi Cart to Cops at Delhi-Noida Border After Being Thrashed

All the three arrested are in their early 20’s. According to police, the incident took place on August 11 when the 18-year-old Akash, a resident of Chotpur colony, was reported missing. It is on the same day that he had a spat with the accused near the river. Also Read - No Pass Needed: Delhi-Noida Border Open For Commuters With Confirmed Train, Flight Tickets

The police said, “Akash, along with his friends, was engaged in some game as part of which they were throwing pebbles in the river. The three accused were on the other side of the river.” The police added that one of the accused Arun got hit by a pebble and it was then that both Akash and three accused had a heated argument. (Also Read: Two arrested for kidnap and murder of 7-yr-old boy in Delhi) Also Read - UP Jail Inmates Manufacture Around 11.49 Lakh Face Masks, Provide 8 Lakh of Them to Government And Non-Governmental Organisations

Later in the evening, the three accused came to the other side of the river and again found Akash there. An altercation broke out between them again. During the fight, the accused slit Akash’s throat and dumped his body in the river.

The victim, Akash’s body was found two days later from Bisrakh area, the police said. All the three of them have been booked under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They have been taken into custody as of now. A knife and blood-stained clothes have also been recovered.