New Delhi: A dispute over a relatively small sum of Rs 1,500 took a horrific turn as a 38-year-old man allegedly killed his brother-in-law in Delhi‘s Swarn Park area of the outer district.
Accused Arrested in Tragic Episode
The accused, identified as Mahender alias Bhola, has been apprehended by the police. The victim, Naresh (40), a rag-picker by profession, had borrowed Rs 1,500 from Mahender, and a dispute arose when he failed to repay the amount, according to police reports. Naresh was the husband of Mahender’s cousin sister.
Lethal Confrontation Unfolds After Drinks
During interrogation, Mahender revealed that after purchasing drinks, both he and Naresh consumed them together. The situation escalated, leading Mahender to violently strike his brother-in-law’s head multiple times with a brick, resulting in his tragic demise. The police have successfully recovered the murder weapon.
Police Swiftly Respond to Distress Call
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Jimmy Chiram stated that they received a PCR call at 1:14 am on December 2, reporting the murder. A police team promptly arrived at the scene and, upon reviewing CCTV footage, identified Mahender as the last person seen with the victim that night.
Legal Proceedings and Ongoing Investigation
A murder case has been registered, and the body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. Mahender was apprehended from Ganpati Dharam Kanta, Firni Road in Mundka. The victim’s wife was residing at a different location, and he was staying alone at the time of the incident.
“We have recovered blood-stained clothes and a broken brick from the accused. Further investigation into the case is in progress,” stated DCP Jimmy Chiram. The tragic incident highlights the potential for fatal consequences in disputes over seemingly trivial amounts, shedding light on the underlying tensions that can escalate to extreme violence.
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