Nagpur: A refusal to lend money for liquor to his roommate proved fatal for a middle-aged man in Jaripatka as his drunkard friend manhandled him before slitting his throat on Tuesday night.
Cops have arrested the accused identified as Vijendra alias Golu Dilip Sirsath (35). The victim Lankesh Natthuji Dhavle (53) has been rushed to nearby healthcare where is reportedly under critical condition.
Police said that Vijendra and Lankesh share the same room in the Barakholi area under Jaripatka police station. On Tuesday night, Lankesh was alone in the room when Vijendra approached him seeking money to buy liquor. However, when Lankesh expressed his inability in lending him money, Vijendra got angry. He subsequently started hurling abuses at Lankesh and accosted him. During the fight, Vijendra whipped out a knife from his pocket and attacked Lankesh’s throat. Leaving him lying in the pool of blood, Vijendra then fled the spot. Profusely bleeding Lankesh was then rushed to nearby healthcare by the help of locals.
Based on the statement registered by Lankesh, Jaripatka police have booked Vijendra under Sections 307, 504 of the IPC. Further probe is underway.