Kanhaiya bought three cigarettes from Gafur's shop located at IMT Maneser and smoked them one after the other.
When he was asked to pay up, he used abusive language at Gafur who paid back in the same coin. Kanhaiya eventually paid the money and left in a huff, Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Singh said.
"Kanhaiya felt humiliated over the way Gafur took the money from him. He decided to take revenge. With a bottle of petrol, he went again to Gafur around 9 p.m. on May 4 and demanded a cigarette," the officer said.
"While he was smoking and Gafur was busy in some work, he poured petrol on him and threw the burning cigarette on him. The accused did not allow Gafur to come out of the shop. Gafur collapsed inside with severe burn injuries," Singh said.
The accused has been arrested, the officer said.
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