Three men have been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a 22-year-old man, after he objected to them smoking inside his house in Sukhdev Nagar earlier this month. The three men, identified as Bhola, Vijay and Arjun, were arrested on Sunday, police said. The men and the victim, Brijesh Kumar, were friends, added police.
A police officer said, “On October 9, Kumar had invited the men for a party at this house. Kumar asked them not to smoke inside the house as his father had breathing-related allergies. He then slapped one of the accused.”
A day after the incident, Kumar went missing. On October 11, his family and the trio registered a missing person’s complaint at Ashok Vihar police station. DCP (northwest) Milind Dumbere said, “One of our police teams found a body in a canal near Rohini Sector 16. It was later identified as that of Kumar and sent for post-mortem.”
The family informed police about the fight. “We suspected the involvement of his friends. A police team was formed and we managed to track them down,” an officer said.
During questioning, the men confessed to their involvement. They told police that Kumar got into an argument with Bhola over smoking inside his house and slapped him. Bhola wanted to get back at him. “The next day, Bhola invited them for a party. Then, the four went on a drive. An argument broke out between them and Bhola shot Kumar in the head. Later, they dumped the body in the canal,” the DCP said.