A 20-year-old man who had murdered his sister’s lover back home in Uttar Pradesh was arrested here, police said yesterday.
According to police, the accused — Aslam — a resident of Azamgarh, murdered his sister’s lover, Rohit Singh who was also their neighbour, on June 5 and had taken refuge in the Capital since.
“He was embarrassed by the affair,” said a police officer, adding that despite several warnings, Singh continued to remain in touch with Aslam’s sister which infuriated him further.
Aslam decided to kill Singh and hatched a plan with his accomplices, and on the night of June 5, the accused, along with his friends, invited the victim for a party where they consumed alcohol and drugs.
As soon as Singh was intoxicated, Aslam slit his throat with a dagger and the dead body was dumped in a sugarcane field nearby.
After committing the crime, Aslam came to the Capital and had been searching for shelter and a job in Anand Parbat area of north Delhi. However, some locals got suspicious and contacted the police.
Aslam was detained for questioning by police on June 9 and he later confessed to his crimes.