Man dies during fight over Rs 2,000 in northeast Delhi

Police said that about two years ago, the victim Hari Ram’s son Ravi had borrowed Rs 25,000 for his sister’s marriage from one Manoj, who lives in the same neighbourhood and owns a cardboard box manufacturing unit.

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2018 04:03 IST
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Police said the man had no visible injury marks and were waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death.(Picture for representation)

A 52-year-old man died after he fell unconscious during a brawl with his son’s employer over a sum of Rs 2,000 in northeast Delhi’s Usmanpur on Tuesday morning. Police said the man had no visible injury marks and were waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death.

The police identified the deceased as Hari Ram, a resident of Usmanpur, who runs a parking of e-rickshaws.

Police said that about two years ago, Ram’s son Ravi had borrowed Rs 25,000 for his sister’s marriage from one Manoj, who lives in the same neighbourhood and owns a cardboard box manufacturing unit.

“Ravi, a contractual labourer, had returned Rs 23,000 and only Rs 2,000 remained. On Tuesday, around 9.30 am, Manoj arrived at Ravi’s house and demanded money. When Ravi asked for more time, an argument started between them, which turned violent. Seeing this, Ram also intervened but fell unconscious,” said a police officer not authorised to speak to the media.

Deputy commissioner of police (northeast), Atul Thakur, said Ram was rushed to hospital where the doctor’s pronounced him dead. “There was no visible injury mark. We are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death. We have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under IPC section 304 and have arrested Manoj,” the DCP said.

First Published: Aug 23, 2018 04:03 IST