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Contractor killed by labourers in Delhi, one held

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 24-year-old labourer was arrested for allegedly killing his following a fight over payment in Dwarka, police said today.

On the intervening night of March 30 and 31, the contractor, Lalu, got into a quarrel with two of his labourers.

He was found with severe injuries on his body the next morning and was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment, police said.

The accused had fled from after the incident.

During investigation, it was found that one of the suspects made a call to his father from the victim's cell phone.

The team collected the call detail records and traced the mobile number to the father of one of the suspects.

A police team went to the suspect's home in Gorapkhpur, Uttar Prdesh, but he was not found there.

The suspect was identified as and his father told the police team that he was in Delhi, police said.

Subsequently, he was nabbed from near the Dhansa Border, they said.

revealed that he along with his associate Rajesh had killed

was a from and during the harvesting season, he provided labourers to owners of combined harvesters in Delhi, police said.

The accused duo worked for

On March 30, the duo finished some work and Lalu received Rs 1,000 as payment of which he gave Rs 250 to each of the two labourers and kept Rs 500 for himself.

They quarrelled with Lalu and asked him to divide the amount in equal parts, but the allegedly scolded and slapped them, police said.

When Lalu was sleeping, they attacked him with bricks and killed him.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 23:45 IST