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Landlord asks for rent, gets thrown off first floor

A tenant threw his landlord off the first floor of his own house after the latter asked him to pay the outstanding rent.

delhi Updated: Jul 26, 2010 01:10 IST
HT Correspondent

A tenant threw his landlord off the first floor of his own house after the latter asked him to pay the outstanding rent.

The incident took place in Om Vihar area in Uttam Nagar around 10:30 pm on Saturday.

According to police, a heated argument between Ravi Grover, the landlord, and Kishan Kumar, the tenant, turned violent and Kumar allegedly threw Grover off the first floor.

The accused runs a tea stall in the area and stays on the first floor of the building while Grover lives on the ground floor.

The police said Kumar had allegedly not paid the rent for the last four months and whenever Grover demanded money, he used to make excuses. "Grover had been asking Kumar to pay the outstanding rent but he always said that he would pay it the next month as he was in dire financial trouble. For the first two months Grover did not say anything but then he started asking Kumar for rent everyday," said a senior police officer.

The police said on Saturday night, Grover went to Kumar's room and asked him to pay up or leave. "The two got into a fist fight and Kumar then allegedly pushed him over the railing of the room's balcony," added the officer.

When Kumar tried to flee he was caught by the neighbours who handed him over to police.

Grover was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition is said to be critical.

The police have arrested Kumar and based on Grover's statement filed a case against him.

Further investigations are in progress.