Delhi Police arrests a man in connection with murder of Nepal's Kishan Karki
August 11, 2019 10:40 AM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Delhi Police has arrested a man in connection with the murder of Nepali national Kishan Karki some two months ago, the Indo-Asian News Service reported.
Devendra Arya, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in New Delhi, said that Indian national Harbir Singh Pal, 32, was held for his involvement in the killing of Karki.
On June 7, the unidentified body of a man was found in the Vasant Kunj area in New Delhi. The man was later identified as 30-year-old Kishan Karki from Nepal who was murdered by Harbir Singh Pal following a heated argument over a petty issue.
“Since the incident pointed fingers at the standard of policing, all resources of the district were pressed into action,” Devendra Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), south-west district, was quoted by IANS as saying.
During the investigation, the police recovered empty liquor bottles from near the murder spot. On scanning the CCTV footages of the nearby wine shop, the police spotted the deceased with another person.
The police then circulated the photographs of the two persons on WhatsApp besides putting them up at various prominent locations which finally resulted in identifying the deceased after Kishan’s cousin approached the police on seeing the photographs, according to the report.
“On August 7, a police team at the said wine shop spotted and apprehended the suspect who was seen with Kishan in the CCTV footage,” Arya told IANS.
During the police interrogation, the accused confessed to killing Kishan. He revealed that while he was consuming alcohol on the night of the incident, Kishan, who was unknown to him, requested him to give him some liquor. He then took Kishan to the wine shop and purchased alcohol.
“The two then went to a lonely spot behind the ILBS Hospital in Vasant Kunj. While they were drinking, a heated argument broke out between the two, following which, the accused hit Kishan on the head with stones which resulted in his death,” the IANS reported quoting the police officer as saying.