60-year-old beaten to death over scuffle for filling water
New Delhi: With summers approaching, problems related to water scarcity become frequent in the Capital.
One such incident was reported on Saturday from north west Delhi's Wazirpur area, where an argument over filling water from a water tanker turned fatal and resulted in a 60-year-old man being beaten to death.
Police said they have arrested three men, identified as Sunil, Akash and Arvind, and apprehended a juvenile in the case.
The deceased was identified as Lal Bahadur, a resident of SS Nagar in Wazirpur Industrial area, who lived in the same neighbourhood as the accused persons.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West) Aslam Khan said the incident was reported around 3.30 pm, when the water tanker had arrived in the colony and all the residents rushed to filling water.
Sources said that Rohit, Lal Bahadur's son, and the accused were arguing at the spot over who will first fill water, which soon turned into a full-blown scuffle.
On hearing the commotion, Lal Bahadur reached the spot and tried to stop the fight.
"He wanted to pacify the fight, but the accused attacked him, showered blows on him and thrashed him mercilessly. He soon became unconscious and was rushed to hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
"Two of the accused were nabbed from the spot and, after a raid, the remaining two were also nabbed," Khan said
According to family members of the victim, no one came to Lal Bahadur's rescue when he and his son were being attacked.