Man kills friend during petty argument while consuming alcohol

New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) A man undergoing treatment at a hospital here allegedly stabbed his friend to death after a fight over a petty issue in south Delhi's Yusuf Sarai area following which he was arrested, police said on Sunday.

The accused Alok and the victim Suman, both in their 20s, had come from Begusarai, Bihar and were under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred, they said.

According to police, Alok was undergoing treatment at Safdarjung hospital for bone-related complications sustained during an accident in his home state in January this year and brought Suman, a friend, along with him from Bihar as a caretaker.

The duo stayed at a rental accommodation in Yusuf Sarai and would fight quite often over petty issues, they said.

On Saturday night, when they were consuming alcohol in their room, they had a fight over some issue following which Alok took out a kitchen knife and stabbed Suman in his chest, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said.

After killing the victim, Alok called up police at around midnight saying that someone had killed his friend.

However, when police reached the spot, they found only the accused and the victim in the room and during interrogation Alok confessed to his crime, the official said The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, he added.

A case of murder has been registered and the accused has been arrested, the officer said. PTI AMP AMP RDM RDM