A 45-year-old man from Darjeeling died in a scuffle with two men at Nangal Rai in west Delhi on Monday night. The
A 45-year-old man from Darjeeling died during a scuffle with two men at Nangal Rai in west Delhi on Monday night. The man, identified as Raju Darnal, ran a momos shop in the locality. Rai’s preliminary autopsy hinted that he died due to a cardiac arrest. The police, however, are waiting for the final report to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Police said, Darnal borrowed Rs 24,000 from one of the two men, identified as Chandan Kumar Pandey. Pandey had been asking him to return the money. But Darnal was delaying the payment. It had led to arguments between the two in the past.
On Monday night around 11, Pandey along with his friend Sumit arrived outside Darnal’s home and asked him to return his money. When Darnal told Pandey that he had no money, an argument broke out between them. Soon, they entered into a fight during which they punched and kicked each other.
“During the scuffle, Darnal collapsed on the ground and fell unconscious. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on admission,” said a senior police officer.
Vijay Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (west), said that they have registered a case of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restrain at the Mayapuri police station. “We are waiting for the final autopsy report. Further action will be taken accordingly,” said Kumar.
Pandey and Sumit were questioned by the police to ascertain the exact sequence of events that led to Darnal’s death. The family members of Darnal have sought action against the two and justice for their dear one.