Man kills employer for holding back salary for over 6 months

Accused arrested; he raised an alarm and tried to mislead police about murder

A 68-year-old man has been allegedly killed by his employee, a labourer, for not paying the latter his dues for over six months in outer-north Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar, the police said on Wednesday. The accused has been arrested, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said that the victim has been identified as Charan Singh, a resident of Burari’s IP Colony, who is a plumber by profession. The accused has been identified as his employee Sarbu alias Suraj (32), he said.

The police said that around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, they received a call regarding a murder in Swaroop Nagar. When they reached the spot, a man was found lying in a pool of blood with a blunt force injury mark on his forehead. It was revealed that he was living with his employee Sarbu. Sarbu had raised an alarm and informed the police about the incident.

The police said that during investigation, Sarbu’s version was found suspicious and while he denied his involvement initially, he broke down during sustained interrogation.

Sarbu said he had come to Delhi at the age of 16 and worked here as a labourer. He came in touch with Charan about six-seven months ago and started working for him at a daily wage of ₹250. “He used to work for Charan and also cook for him. Charan, however, would occasionally pay him only ₹50-100. On Monday, when he asked Charan for his dues the latter abused him. Sarbu was drunk at the time of the incident,” Mr. Sharma said.

The accused then caught hold of an iron pipe and hit Charan on his forehead, the police said, adding that after making sure that the victim had died, he ran to the main road and raised an alarm. The murder weapon has been recovered, Mr. Sharma said.

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