Two youths have been arrested in Delhi for allegedly beating a man to death over who would get to buy a plate of gol gappas (paani puri) first.
According to reports, the incident occurred in northwest Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy area on 4 August. The police found the victim, Irfan, lying unconscious at Kachchi Gali, near Singhaniya Glass godown in Bhalswa. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, Vijay Singh, DCP (north west) told News Nation.
According to preliminary inquiry, Irfan, a resident of Rajiv Nagar, was dumped there by two unidentified motorcyclists. Further inquiry led the investigators to Swaroop Nagar police station area where a quarrel was reported between two groups of motorcyclists - who allegedly fought over who would purchase golgappas first, he said.
After scanning the CCTV footage of the area, police identified the accused as Sunil Kumar (21) and arrested him from his home in Bhalswa area. The other accused, Lucky (21), was arrested from Jahangir Puri area, the DCP said.
During interrogation, the accused admitted to beating Irfan to death over a tiff while buying golgappa.
On 24 July, a man was beaten to death over 'parathas' in Delhi's Sultanpuri area. Dushyant, a 23-year-old MBA student, was stabbed to death while his friend, Rahul, was injured when a fight broke between them and a group of people in Sultanpuri area over parathas.
On 4 July, a man named Radhe Shyam was allegedly beaten to death by two passers-by for accidentally splashing rain water on them in Anand Parvat area in central Delhi.