A 43-year-old man was reportedly shot dead in the GTB enclave of northeast Delhi on Friday, police said.
The accused, identified as Gagan Jain, was apprehended later that day. He had taken out a loan of Rs 40,000 from Harish Bhati, 43, the victim. Bhati allegedly beat and abused Jain, police said.
Around 9:45 a.m., police received information about the shooting at Janta Flats. When they arrived at the scene, they found an injured Bhati and rushed him to GTB Hospital where he was pronounced dead, a senior officer said.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Bhati worked in the financial sector and used to lend money. He had more than 10 cases to his name, police said.
After analyzing CCTV footage, police identified Jain, who also lived in Janta Flats. He was involved in four cases earlier, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) R Sathiyasundaram said.
Several teams were formed and Jain was apprehended, Sathiyasundaram said.
During his interrogation, Jain said that he had taken a loan of 40,000 rupees from Bhati and paid him 4,000 rupees in interest every month, Mr Sathiyasundaram said.
Despite this, whenever he got drunk, Bhati had a habit of misbehaving the accused and repeatedly slapping him in the face in addition to abusing him, police said.
He also made indecent remarks about Jain’s wife. Two days ago, Bhati beat the accused and publicly insulted him. Fed up with her behavior, Jain decided to eliminate her, they said.
Jain was aware of Bhati’s schedule. When the victim came out of the park after a morning walk, he shot her and fled. Efforts are underway to recover the murder weapon, police added.
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