Man thrashed to death after tiff over gol gappas

The police identified the 21-year-old suspect with the help of CCTV footages.

New Delhi: The Delhi police arrested two men for allegedly thrashing a young mechanic to death over a tiff involving purchasing gol gappas (a popular street snack) from a roadside vendor in northwest Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy area earlier this month.

With the help of CCTV footage, the police identified one of the accused, 21-year-old Sunil Kumar, and arrested him from his home in Bhalswa. On his information, his co-accused Lucky (also 21) was arrested from Jahangirpuri area on Thursday, DCP (northwest) Vijay Singh said.

A PCR call was received about a body of a young man lying unconscious at Kachchi Gali, near Singhaniya Glass godown, in Bhalswa on the evening of August 4. A team of police reached the and but the mechanic was shifted to B.J.R.M. Hospital by a PCR van. The youth, however, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

The police during its investigation found that the young mechanic had dumped at the spot by two men on a motorcycle. The identity of the victim was, however, not established.

Later, the police probe team received information from the Swaroop Nagar police about a quarrel that took place near wine shop among two groups of motorcyclists on the issue of purchasing of gol gappas, said the senior police officer. The police closely scanned the area near the spot and found an abandoned Bullet motorcycle. Registration number of the motorcycle led them to the house of the deceased, a young motor mechanic called Irfan who lived at Rajiv Nagar in Bhalswa.

The police also procured CCTV footage from near the spot and found footage of the fight between the two groups of young men.

Later, photographs of the suspects were prepared and circulated among the police personnel. The hard work paid off and the probe team received a tip about Sunil Kumar.

This story originally appeared in The Asian Age

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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