Man held for murder in Uttam Nagar
A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing a person in Dwarka’s Uttam Nagar last year, police said on Friday.
The accused was identified as Sumit, a resident of Uttam Nagar, they said, adding that he was planning to flee to Kuwait on Monday. One country-made pistol, two live cartridges and one scooter were recovered from his possession, police said.
“On the intervening night of November 7-8, police received information regarding gunshot injury to two men, at Hastal Road in Uttam Nagar, who were shifted to DDU hospital,” Anto Alphonse, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka), said.
One of the injured persons, Javed, told police that Koshar Khan and Sumit fired at him and his friend Azaad after an argument.
Azaad sustained four bullet injuries and later succumbed during treatment, he said. Khan was arrested after the incident while Sumit was absconding since then.
During investigation, police got a tip-off on Wednesday that Sumit would come near Matiala Road Corner, Main Najafgarh Road. Police laid a trap and arrested Sumit at around 9 pm, when he came there on a scooter, the DCP said.
Sumit, during interrogation, disclosed that he, along with his friend Koshar Khan, threatened the locals and used to extort money from them, he said.
On November 7, Sumit and Khan had a quarrel with Azad over extorting a local. The situation got tensed and Koshar Khan shot at Azad and Javed, police said.