Desperate to marry his friend's wife, a man in west Delhi allegedly killed him with a brick and left him unconscious on a railway track. Later, the victim was run over by a train.
The accused identified as Gulkesh was arrested by police on Tuesday. The 20-year-old accused called his friend Dalbir, 30, on the intervening night of June 24-25 to the railway track near Zakhira, reported ANI.
Gulkesh then bludgeoned with a brick and threw the body of Dalbir on the railway track so that it could be cut into pieces, a police release said.
After committing the heinous crime, the accused called the police and alleged that his friend's body was lying on the railway track near Prem Nagar Phatak, Rama Road.
Also, during preliminary investigation, Gulkesh made all-out efforts to mislead the police. He cooked up a story to mislead the investigation. When police reached the spot he told them that someone killed Dalbir and threw his body on the tracks.
"During interrogation, his mobile phone was checked and on the basis of call records, he broke down and disclosed that he had illicit relation with the wife of the deceased. He wanted to marry Pooja (name changed) the wife of deceased, but the wife of the deceased was not willing to marry with him although she also liked him. Therefore, in order to get married to the wife of the deceased, he hatched a conspiracy to eliminate the deceased," the police release said.
The police are investigating the role of Dalbir's wife or any other people in the case.