A 66-year-old man died after hitting a wall on being pushed by a neighbour during a quarrel in Cheema Colony, Jamalpur Road, on Friday. Deceased Darshan Lal was a former employee of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.
The Jamalpur Police have registered a case against the accused -- Jeevan Kumar, 32, a three-wheeler operator -- under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and arrested him.
Darshal Lal's son Ashok Kumar told the police that due to the downpour, rainwater had accumulated on the street. Des Raj, who is the accused's father, and another man, Kishan Lal, entered into a verbal spat over the issue with his father. The two neighbours were angry over the construction of a ramp outside Darshal Lal's house and claimed that it was leading to water accumulation. Meanwhile, Jeevan Kumar appeared there and started abusing Darshan Lal, said the complainant.
Ashok Kumar said he tried to intervene and asked the accused to keep calm, but he in a fit of rage pushed his father against a wall.
Following this, Darshan Lal collapsed and died on the way to Christian Medical College and Hospital.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Satnam Singh said the deceased was a heart patient. He said the two families had entered into a spat over the issue a few days ago too. At that time, other neighbours had intervened and resolved the matter.
Police produced the accused before court on Saturday, which sent him to judicial remand.