Jun 182011

A 26-year-old plumber was killed and his brother injured following a fight over a petty issue in Mundka in west Delhi on Thursday night. This shows yet again that Delhiites are so impatient.

According to police, Mewa Lal had gone out for a stroll with his pet dog in the neighbourhood when stray dogs started barking at his pet near a JJ colony in Bakkarwala area. Hearing the commotion, a resident of the JJ colony, Bal Mukund (70) came out of his home and accused Mewa of inciting the stray dogs to fight with his pet and disturbing the peace in the neighbourhood. This triggered an argument between the two. Meanwhile, Mewas’ brother Sewa also reached the spot and soon the argument turned violent after Bal Mukund fell on the ground.

“Bal Mukund’s grandson, Rajkumar, then took a knife from a house adjacent to theirs and rushed towards Sewa and stabbed him in the chest. When Mewa intervened, Rajkumar also stabbed him on his knee,” said V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (West).

According to police, residents of the area rushed to the spot and called the police around 12.10am. Both the victims were rushed to the nearby DDU Hospital, where Mewa was declared brought dead.

“We have registered a case of murder against Rajkumar and nabbed him a few hours after the incident. The weapon of offence has been recovered from his possession,” said Renganathan.

During interrogation, the accused said that he got fed up with the comments passed by Sewa and his brother and wanted to teach them a lesson. The accused runs a mobile repair shop.


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