By Roja

New Delhi:The Jamia student who was found dead in a car has indeed committed suicide, it seems. A day after his body was found near Sarojini nagar, the Delhi police said that the deceased, Rizwan Khan had threatened to end life and shared his feelings in a whatsapp message with one of his female friends, also a hockey player.

“The woman was in Bhopal where she had gone to play in a hockey tournament. But we have found WhatsApp chat where Rizwan had texted her on Monday that he was going to shoot himself if she did not meet him,” said DCP (south) Romil Baaniya.

But the girl did not alert either the police or his family about it.The two were friends before going their separate ways, it has emerged.

“It eventually became a one-sided friendship. For the past one and a half years, she was trying to avoid him but he continuously harassed her. Recently she befriended another man which angered him further and he often made threatening calls or messages her family has told us,” said Baaniya.

A national-level hockey player, Rizwan Khan was found dead with gunshot wound to his right temple on Tuesday in his car near his female friend's residence in south Delhi. The deceased was a 22-year-old resident of Subhash Nagar in west Delhi, was a student of Bachelor's in Arts Second Year at the Jamia Millia Islamia. He was found dead around 10.30 a.m. by his family inside the car parked at Sarojini Nagar, police said.

Rizwan had left his home with Rs 2 lakh on Monday afternoon for purchasing a motorcycle but did not return till late night. His mobile phone was also found switched off, Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said. His father Sharif Khan said a cousin sister of Rizwan's friend and her father told them on phone that Rizwan have handed over his mobile phone and a bag with Rs 2 lakh at their residence on Monday afternoon and drove off in his car.

Rizwan's father and other family members reached the given address at Sarojni Nagar and found his body in the car. A countrymade pistol was found in Rizwan's hand who was lying dead on the driver's seat.

(With agency inputs)