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3 held for beating man to death in Delhi's Swaroop Nagar


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Three men were arrested on Monday for allegedly beating to death a 37-year-old man as he refused to return the mobile phone of one of the accused in Outer North's Swaroop Nagar area, police said.
"The body Jitender Kumar, a resident of Meerut, was recovered from Kadipur cremation ground in the morning," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said.
The victim had come to Swaroop Nagar to meet his brother, he said.
During investigation, police got a tip-off and apprehended one of the accused, Sushil (23), a native of Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district. On his instance, Vijender (24) and Mahipal (42) were also nabbed, Sharma said.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that Jitender Kumar had been staying in a room at the Kadipur cremation ground for last three days.
There was a dispute between Kumar and Sushil over mobile phone and some other items. Kumar was not returning the mobile phone and other articles of Sushil following which, the latter called Vijender and Mahipal, the DCP said.
Kumar was beaten up with sticks and he died because of the injuries. Following the incident the three accused fled, the police officer said.
Sushil was a priest in the cremation ground, Sharma said, adding four blood-stained sticks have been recovered from the accused.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 10:10 PM IST

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