A 60-year-old man with a pre-existing heart condition died after he had a cardiac arrest during a scuffle in Central Delhi’s Jama Masjid area Friday evening, said police. Zafar died in Lok Nayak hospital, where he was taken after suffering the cardiac arrest, during the early hours Saturday, added the police.
Police have arrested a person, identified as Sanjiv (34), in the case. Zafar allegedly got involved in a scuffle between his son Naved (27) and Sanjiv around 8 pm Friday.
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According to police sources, Sanjiv was returning home from office on his scooter Friday evening when it was raining. His vehicle skidded on a crowded road near Jama Masjid, splashing mud on Naved, who was standing nearby, and this led to an argument between the two, said the sources.
A police officer said, “Locals intervened and the matter was settled, following which both went home. Around an hour later, Naved and Zafar allegedly went to Sanjiv’s house and called him outside. They had a heated argument, which soon turned into a scuffle between Sanjiv and Naved. Zafar too allegedly got involved in the scuffle and suddenly collapsed.”
Locals informed the police and Zafar was taken to the hospital, where preliminary medical examination revealed he had suffered a cardiac arrest, said sources.
Parmaditya, DCP (Central), said, “We registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and arrested Sanjiv.”