A month on, man held for killing friend to avenge insult
A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering a property dealer, who was also into betting on cricket matches, as revenge for abusing him while playing cards in northwest Delhi, police said Sunday. HT reports.delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2012 23:21 IST
A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering a property dealer, who was also into betting on cricket matches, as revenge for abusing him while playing cards in northwest Delhi, police said Sunday.
Pradeep, who is wanted in a case registered under the Arms Act, 1959, in Rohtak, was arrested from Rohini Sector 17 on Saturday on a tip-off more than a month after he shot dead Ravi Goel at his office while watching cricket, said B S Jaiswal, DCP (outer).
“Pradeep and Ravi had met when they were in the Rohtak Jail in 2010. Ravi had, ironically, allowed Pradeep to stay at his home-cum-office,” said Jaiswal. Goel, according to the police, had been found lying in a pool of blood by his wife when she went looking for him on the morning of March 26.
She told the police that Goel had gone home for some time the previous evening before returning to his office after a phone call telling him that a match between Australia and the West Indies had resumed after play was stalled by sudden rain.
“On the fateful night, Pradeep and Ravi were playing cards with two others before an altercation. Ravi insulted and abused Pradeep. Later, after the others had left, Pradeep shot Ravi to avenge the insult,” DCP Jaiswal said.
Goel, police said, was engrossed in the cricket match, even as betting rates poured into his cell phone, when Pradeep shot him in the back of the head. According to the police, investigations into the incident revealed that also Goel was into cricket betting.