The family of the 25-year-old who was murdered in northeast Delhi on Tuesday denied claims by the police that his juvenile younger brother planned the murder with the help of two juvenile neighbours.
Police had said the victim’s brother used to perform at religious processions, dressed as godly figures.
“He has been in this profession for the past three years. To pay the juveniles Rs 20,000, he sold his costume. He combined the money he got with his savings and gave it to the two juveniles,” said the officer.
He wanted to avenge his brother’s brutal behavior at home, police had said.
The sister of the juvenile said the younger brother never made so much money. She added that the boy had also joined religious procession and dressed like Krishna four months back and a made a meager Rs 300 per procession.
“The brother has been working for the past four months and did not even earn Rs 20,000. All his costumes are intact and are at home. None of them were sold,” said the 30-year-old sister of the juvenile.
Police had said the juvenile wanted to take revenge as his elder brother used to get drunk, create a ruckus at home and beat other people.
However, the wife of the murdered man said that in the six months that she was married to him, she never saw him drink or fight.
“Both the brothers never fought with each other and my husband never consumed alcohol at home,” she said.