New Delhi: A CBI employee’s son has been arrested along with his friend in connection with a south Delhi restaurant owner’s murder following a tiff over a bill amount, police said on Friday.
Accused Manish Kumar, 25, the son of a Central Bureau of Investigation staffer and his friend Robin Basoa, 26, are both residents of Pilanji village in south Delhi.
“Efforts are on to nab two other suspects — Sagar and Varun — and to seize the crime weapon,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told reporters.
Pappu Vasudeo Masand, 60, owner of a Sindhi eating house in Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market area, was allegedly shot dead around 11 p.m. on May 23 by the four accused after a brawl over a bill of Rs.1,085 which the accused said was overcharging.
The police officer said the case was cracked on the basis of the registration number of the car the four were traveling in.
Kumar, a class 12 passout working as a chit fund agent, told police that they decided to kill the hotel owner after Sagar was slapped during a quarrel between them and the victim.
The officer said the accused used a pistol allegedly belonging to Kumar but kept in Robin’s house for safekeeping. “They reached the restaurant, fired upon the victim and escaped in their car,” said the officer
Robin earlier worked at a call centre at Gurgaon but left the job about six months back, the police officer said.