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50-year-old killed for selling jalebis

delhi Updated: Apr 16, 2011 00:10 IST

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A 50-year-old man was bludgeoned to death in his sleep allegedly by his neighbour, who was angry over his selling jalebis outside his residence, police said on Friday.

The incident was reported from Ashok Vihar on Friday morning and the deceased has been identified as Veer Bahadur, a sweetmeat seller.

Bahadur was sleeping outside his house when he was attacked with a boulder.

"He was found dead by his son-in-law Manoj who informed the police. Manoj expressed suspicion on his neighbour Ram Surat, who was later arrested," a senior police official said.

During interrogation, the official said, Ram Surat told the police that Bahadur had been selling jalebis from a makeshift shop just outside his home for more than a month and he had objected to it several times.

"Bahadur also started sleeping outside his home which enraged him further. When Ram Surat found Bahadur sleeping outside his house last night, he repeatedly hit him on head with a boulder in a fit of rage," the official said.