Which car is better? An innocuous discussion on the issue turned ugly in north-west Delhi when a 27-year-old sales executive was murdered allegedly by his friend.
The incident was reported from Mukherjee Nagar 12:40 am yesterday and the victim has been identified as Ashish,who resided in Khajuri Khas. No one was arrested in the case though his friends are being questioned,police said today.
Ashish,who had left his home to meet a few friends in Mukherjee Nagar,was declared dead at Babu Jag Jeevan Ram hospital. He was hit on his head with a sharp-edged weapon.
“When we reached the spot after receiving a call from a passerby,we found the victim lying in a pool of blood inside a car. He was declared brought dead in the hospital. He was later identified as Ashish,” a senior police official said.
Investigators said Ashish and his friends entered into an argument on which car was better and in a fit of rage,one of them allegedly hit Ashish with a sharp edged weapon.
“They abandoned him in his car and fled from the spot. We are questioning his friends,” the official said.
Police had recovered bottles of alcohol from the car in which Ashish was found dead.
According to Delhi Police,around 17 per cent of the murders in the capital are due to sudden provocation or triggered by trivial issues.
Last year,people were murdered for reasons as trivial as argument over street dogs,buying curd,crying of infant,beating drums,playing cricket and consuming liquor.
Argument over taking articles to a train through an unauthorised passageway cost a 53-year-old Railway Police Constable his life on January 23 after a catering manager allegedly beat him up.
On January 10 this year,a 22-year-old youth from Jharkhand lost his life in east Delhi when he demanded money for ‘kebab’ he sold. Two youths allegedly stabbed him with the skewer used for preparing the dish.
On January nine,a Punjab Police Constable allegedly opened fire at a roadside eatery owner in Chanakyapuri following an argument over paying the bill. However,the eatery owner escaped by a whisker.