Ludhiana, May 8: The police on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man, who allegedly attacked his friend, a barber with a razor after a spat over holding a long telephonic conversation.

Hindustan Times reported that, Mohammad Iman, 33, of Satkar Nagar, was killed in his shop in Puneet Nagar on Tibba Road on May 6. On the night of the murder, he had been consuming liquor with the accused, Satyam Kumar of Vijay Nagar. When Iman did not return home, his family went looking for him the next morning, and found him lying in a pool of blood in his locked shop. Tamil Nadu Shocker: 21-Year-Old Woman Murdered by Father, Stepmother For Marrying Second Time; Accused Arrested

“The accused, who works as a sanitary worker in a factory, has confessed to the crime. He said he did not intend to kill Iman, but accidentally slit his throat with a razor in a fit of rage during a power outage”, said Crime Investigation Agency (CIA, Staff 2) in-charge inspector Beant Juneja. Mumbai Shocker: Suspecting Her Character, Man Murders 70-Year-Old Wife, Later Attempts Suicide

The accused and victim were drinking together when Imam received a phone call, and engaged in a long conversation, which “disturbed” Kumar. When Iman disconnected the call, Kumar started assaulting him for disturbing him. Meanwhile, there was a power outage in the area, and Kumar who had got ahold of a razor, attacked Iman with the sharp-edged weapon in the dark, and slit open the victim’s throat. When Kumar realised that he had killed his friend,he fled after drawing the shutters of the shop,” deputy commissioner of police (DCP, investigation) Varinder Singh Brar.

An FIR was registered under Section 302 ( murder) of the Indian Penal Code against the accused. The victim is survived by his wife and child.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 08, 2022 08:37 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website