Noida, September 1: Police on Wednesday arrested three people in connection with the killing of a restuarant owner in Greater Noida on August 31.  The police also denied any involvement of a swiggy delivery agent in the murder of Sunil Agarwal. Earlier reports surfaced that the delivery boy of Swiggy allegedly killed the owner of a restaurant after dispute over delay in order. The incident took place in Greater Noida around 12:15 am on Wednesday. Criminal Held After Gunfight with Police in Greater Noida.

The police in a statement said that three accused were arrested by Beta 2 team during an encounter on September 1 behind Mitra Society in the area.  "In counter firing exchange, a man named Vikas Chaudhary was shot in the leg and sustained an injury. He has been admitted to a hospital. A pistol and the Splendor bike used in the crime have been recovered from him," the police said in a statemnet. The other two accused arrested have been identified as Devendra and Sunil. All the three confessed to committing the crime.

The police also narrated the incident to media. “The accused revealed during interrogation that they were on their way to Sector 59. However, they saw some delivery boys were standing outside the restaurant, and one of the riders was having a heated argument with an employee of the restaurant. The three accused were under the influence of alcohol, and they also got involved in the argument. The restaurant owner came to the rescue of his employee. The argument escalated, and these people shot him. The owner was rushed to Yatharth Hospital. However, he succumbed to bullet injuries," the police said in a statement.

The deceased is Sunil, who ran Zam Zam food delivery restaurant in Greater Noida's Mitra Society.  According to an earlier reports  by Hindi news daily, the delivery boy arrived at Zam Zam restaurant to collect an order of chicken biryani and puri sabzi. Narayan, a worker at the restaurant, handed over chicken biryani to the delivery boy and told him that the second order would take some time. This angered the delivery boy and an argument broke out between them. Swiggy May Soon Deliver Order via Drones, Gets Clearance To Start Drone Trials for Food Delivery.

Seeing the verbal spat, Sunil came and tried to pacify both the delivery boy and Narayan. After getting hit by a bullet, Sunil collapsed and the delivery boy fled the spot, according to reports. Narayan and other workers rushed Sunil to Yatharth Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The cops were analysis CCTV footages. Meanwhile, Swiggy issued a statement over the incident. It said, "What has been reported is very concerning. We have reached out to the concerned authorities to help verify the identity of the individual involved in this heinous incident and if such person was associated with Swiggy." The police said that, an action would be taken against the accused under the Gangsters Act.

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