A man working at a jewellery unit battered his co-worker to death after he allegedly made indecent comments about his wife in a drunken state in north Delhi’s Shastri Nagar near Sarai Rohilla on Saturday. .
Gautam Kumar,24, was battered to death with a cooking gas cylinder, allegedly by his friend Aryan, who felt offended after hearing the remarks about his wife, police said.
According to police, the two friends were consuming liquor at Aryan’s’ home when a scuffle broke out between them . The two worked at a jewellery manufacturing unit in Karol Bagh.
The accused, 32, fled after killing his friend but he was caught later in the day by the north Delhi Police. Police recovered the blood-stained gas cylinder.
A murder case was registered at the Sarai Rohilla police station and Aryan was arrested, police said.
A police officer said that on Friday night, Aryan and Gautam consumed alcohol after work. They returned to Aryan’s home and decided to continue drinking. Around 2 am, Gautam made some indecent remarks.
Aryan’s wife, who was present, felt offended and objected to Gautam’s comments. Aryan felt insulted and entered into an argument with Gautam.
“Soon, their argument snowballed into a scuffle and Aryan rained blows on Gautam. Aryan sent his wife to her room while he picked an empty gas cylinder and repeatedly attacked Gautam,” said the officer.
A neighbour called up the police. By the time neighbours could intervene in the fight, Aryan had collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors confirmed his death.