Security guard kills 68-year-old uncle

A security guard at an office of Muthoot Finance in central Delhi’s Paharganj shot dead his 68-year-old uncle on Wednesday afternoon. The 45-year-old guard Rupesh Gupta has been arrested.

The incident took place around 2.30 pm, when Rajendra Gupta came deposit money at the office of finance company, where his nephew Rupesh works as a security guard.

“When Rajendra came at the office, he had a heated argument with Rupesh over some family issue, following which Rupesh shot two bullets into his head with his licensed rifle,” said a police officer.

Rajendra was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.Police have arrested Rupesh and seized the gun. They have registered a case of murder at Paharganj police station.

Natives of Delhi, both Rajendra and Rupesh lived in a two-storey house in Paharganj’s Vasant road. Rajendra lived on the ground floor with his family, while Rupesh and his family live on the first floor.

According to police, they both used to fight over petty issues frequently. During investigation, Rupesh told police that his uncle indulged in black magic over his children. He also allegedly harassed him over other issues.

“Rupesh was suspicious that his uncle was doing black magic on his children, over which they used to argue a lot among themselves. This could be a reason behind the killing,” said a police officer.

Police have been talking to the family members of both of them. Staff at the Muthoot office is also being questioned. Police are also scanning the CCTV footage from there.

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