Delhi Police have arrested three people, including a couple, who beat a 30-year-old man to death after he inadvertently dropped a few bricks near their house last Thursday.
Enraged over the trivial issue, the victim's neighbours assaulted him with sticks, after which died on the spot.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Ramanand (30), a resident of Nangalpur, Swaroop Nagar. The police arrested the couple, Dileep and Geeta, along with the third accused, Mohan from Swaroop Nagar area.
The incident took place on Thursday night when the victim, who was in an inebriated condition, was passing through their house.
"He was heavily drunk and by mistake had dropped a few bricks that were lying near the couple's residence. The couple confronted him and soon Mohan also joined them. The argument turned violent and the three of them brutally assaulted him with sticks," said a senior police official.
The couple later cleaned the blood from the murder spot and also moved his body to an abandoned plot.
The next day, when Ramanand's relatives found that he was missing, they contacted the police.
His relatives tried to ascertain his whereabouts and the accused also joined them in a bid to mislead the investigators.
"When we investigated the case, their involvement came to light. They confessed to their crime. His body has been handed over to his relatives after post mortem," the official added.