A 33-year-old man was beaten to death in Outer Delhi’s Bawana after a fight over playing a drum during Diwali celebrations.
Police said Atta-Ur-Rehman died of head injuries and arrested the suspect, Sujeet, 22.
The incident took place late on Sunday night when over 200 labourers were celebrating Diwali in front of a factory in Bawana.
Around 11 pm, the labourers started dispersing from the spot and the drummers had begun packing up their instruments.
Rehman reached the spot at that time and asked the drummers to continue. But they refused, leading to an argument.
Police said Sujeet, who was standing nearby, asked Rehman to leave the drummers and go back home. Rehman, who was allegedly drunk, was infuriated and started fighting with him.
Sujeet picked up a wooden rod and hit him on his head and fled from the spot.
A passerby called the police control room. Police shifted him to MB Hospital in Pooth Khurd where doctors declared him brought dead.
Deputy commissioner of police (outer), MN Tiwari said, “Initially no resident came forward but later police found an eyewitness and a case of murder was registered.”
A murder case was registered and team was formed to nab the suspect. Sujeet was arrested from Bawana on Monday and he admitted to the crime.
In another incident in north Delhi’s Keshav Puram,a 35-year-old man was stabbed 20 times by a group of men Diwali night. The accused have been arrested.
Police said the deceased, Shiv Shankar, had taken loans from several people and had fight with the lenders on many occasions.Police said they are investigating the case from all angles.
Shankar was a native of Bihar and was stayed near Lawrence Road, Rampura, with his wife and children.