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Tripura: Man kills tea seller for refusing to serve him; arrested

Updated on: 23 May,2024 12:33 PM IST  |  Agartala (Tripura)
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The deceased, identified as Sukhen Das, succumbed to the injuries he suffered after the accused attacked him with a piece of brick

Tripura: Man kills tea seller for refusing to serve him; arrested

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Tripura: Man kills tea seller for refusing to serve him; arrested

Agartala police detained a man on charges of killing a tea vendor following a heated confrontation in which the vendor refused to provide the guy tea or cigarettes, claiming he owed him 'dues'.

The deceased, identified as Sukhen Das, passed away from his wounds following an attack by the accused using a brick.

Das sustained several head injuries as a result of the accused Dipankar Sarkar repeatedly striking him with the brick.

An ANI report claims that Das refused to serve tea or cigarettes until the accused paid his debts.

Speaking on the incident, inspector-in-charge, of East Agartala Police Station Sanjit Sen said, "On May 16, the accused person Dipankar Sen, who also happened to be a neighbour of the deceased, went to Das's shop. He was served tea and cigarettes as he wished. However, he refused to pay the money in return."

"On May 18, he again came to the shop, asking for cigarettes and tea but Das asked him to clear his dues first. Soon, matters escalated and a scuffle broke out. In a fit of rage, the accused attacked the tea vendor," the officer said.

"Thereafter, Das was shifted to GBP hospital in Agartala for treatment but couldn't be saved. Das's widow Bithi Das lodged a complaint with the East Agartala police station on the same day he succumbed to his injuries," the official said.

"We have made a prayer in court seeking the inclusion of IPC section 302 in the case. Dipankar Sarkar was arrested on the same day. He was produced before the court with a prayer for police remand. We were granted a police remand for four days," the official added. Further details on the matter are awaited. 

(With Inputs from ANI)

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