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Man murdered by roommate in Gurugram over failure to pay for broken mobile phone

According to the police, the incident took place most probably in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the victim, identified by his first name Ravi, was fast asleep in his rented accommodation in Kanhai Colony.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 31, 2018 14:01 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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According to the forensic expert who conducted the post-mortem at Civil Hospital, the victim had died due to an injury on the left side of the head (Representational image).(iStockphoto)

A 20-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh, who worked as a helper at a dhaba, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday after he was allegedly hit on the head with a wooden stick by his roommate in Kanhai Colony, Sector 44 of Gurugram, the police said.

The motive behind the alleged attack is suspected to be a financial dispute, said the police.

Inspector Bijender Singh, station house officer (SHO), Sector 40 police station, said, “The victim had allegedly broken a mobile phone of the accused and had promised to pay him for it. However, he never did, and this was the main cause of dispute between the two.”

According to the police, the incident took place most probably in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the victim, identified by his first name Ravi, was fast asleep in his rented accommodation in Kanhai Colony.

“The victim was sharing a room with other three men, all natives of Bihar, including the accused. All four worked as helpers at a dhaba opposite Ramada Gurgaon Central hotel in Sector 44,” said Singh, who is the investigating officer of the case.

The police said the victim was attacked in his sleep by the accused, Rajesh, with a wooden stick.

Singh said that the other two roommates claimed to be in a deep slumber and did not hear any commotion, when the alleged attack took place. The police said the victim sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Civil Hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Dr Deepak Mathur, forensic expert who conducted the post-mortem at Civil Hospital, said the victim had died due to an injury on the left side of the head.

“A blow to the head, possibly inflicted with a sharp object, led to internal bleeding, causing brain haemorrhage and resulting in the victim’s death,” said Dr Mathur.

The police said a case has been registered against the accused under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 40 police station.

“We are conducting raids to nab the accused, who is presently absconding,” said Singh.

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 14:01 IST