The Delhi Police have arrested on Sanjay, aka Tota, 22, for the murder of Ajit Singh, 46, a DTC conductor. Sanjay allegedly shot Singh late on Wednesday night in southwest Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar. He was arrested from a village in Haryana where he had been hiding since the murder. Sanjay, a reported drug addict and a friend of Singh's son, shot him after being insulted by the deceased.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) said Singh's son Vijay owed Sanjay Rs 300. Sanjay had developed a grudge against Singh as the latter had rebuked him publicly instead of returning the Rs 300.
"Around a month before the murder, Vijay had bought a SIM card from Sanjay for Rs 300 and Singh had promised to pay the money. One day, when Sanjay needed money, he demanded the same from Singh. However, instead of returning the money, Singh accused Sanjay of stealing R1,000 from his house and reprimanded him in public. Sanjay, a short-tempered man, got angry and decided to take revenge," Ojha said.
On Wednesday night, Ojha said, when Singh was returning home, Sanjay shot Singh. Singh was hit in the neck and collapsed outside his house. "Upon hearing the gunshot, Singh's elder son Manoj, a constable in Delhi police, opened the door and found his father lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to the CRPF Base hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead," said Ojha.
A murder case has been registered and the police have also recovered a countrymade gun used by Sanjay in the crime.