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Dhaba owner kills customer over Rs 6

A minor argument at a local eatery over change of Rs 6 cost a driver his life on Saturday. HT reports

india Updated: Jan 01, 2012 00:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A minor argument at a local eatery over change of Rs 6 cost a driver his life on Saturday.

Following an altercation, 30-year-old Chauhan, a dhaba owner in Udyog Vihar, attacked victim Hitesh Kumar with a screw driver-like tool used to cut ice bricks.
The sharp-edged weapon hit the 25-year-old's neck, killing him on the spot. The victim was a resident of Rohtak district and was working with a private firm in Udyog Vihar. He was a regular customer at the parantha shop and he owed Chauhan Rs 6.

Kumar had promised to settle his account soon.

According to deputy commissioner of police (west) Abhay Rao, the driver told the dhaba owner that he did not have change and would return the money tomorrow.
But Chauhan insisted on payment. At this, Kumar came out of the car and slapped him.

The dhaba owner left the spot, only to return with a few friends along and attacked Kumar. The accused fled the spot after they realised that Kumar had died.
A native of Aligarh, the accused had been running his eatery in Udyog Vihar. A murder case has been registered and the police are on the lookout for Chauhan.

Jyoti Park shootout: Murderer held

The Gurgaon police claim to have arrested a man allegedly involved in a murder case. During interrogation, Narender Singh revealed that he, along with his friend Ayub Khan, had shot a man at Jyoti Park after snatching his bike three months ago. The police are searching for Khan.

Inspector Sanjeev Balhara of the crime branch said, “We stopped Singh at the Basai check-post. A knife was recovered from his possession and he was extremely petrified when we caught him. We then took him into police custody.”

First Published: Dec 31, 2011 23:58 IST