Man slits his friend's throat for taunting him

Man slits his friend's throat for taunting him

Incensed by the taunts of his friend regarding his girlfriend, a 33-year-old man slit his friend’s throat.

The accused Vishnu Subedi was arrested on July 21 based on a missing complaint filed by the brother of victim Rishi Ram Panth on July 16.

Panth and Subedi knew each other well as they hailed from the same village, Gulmi Digam in Nepal. On the evening of July 14, Subedi went to Panth’s rented home in Basai Darapur, where they decided to drink. Panth worked as a supervisor in Deeps Fast Food joint in Netaji Subash Palace for past eight years, where he met Subedi, who was unemployed.

After a few drinks Panth started teasing Subedi by expressing that he will pay him a good amount if he lets him have his girlfriend.

Subedi warned Panth to mind his words but the latter kept on repeating the same. Thereafter both of them entered into an argument and after some time, Subedi took out a knife and slit Panth’s throat. He fled from the spot with Panth’s cash of Rs 20, 000, mobile phone, the knife and locked the door from outside.

Kamal Prasad Panth, after finding his brother’s phone switched off for two days and no attempt from him to communicate with him or his family members residing in Nepal, decided to go to his brother’s rented room at Basai Darapur.

He found the room locked from outside and a foul smell was coming from inside and called the police. After police unlocked the room, Kamal identified his younger brother who was lying dead for two days.

The police found that it was Subedi who was last spotted with Panth was missing. Based on information, Subedi was arrested near T-point of Punjabi Bagh flyover, when he was planning to run away to Nepal.

On interrogation Subedi revealed that after committing the crime, next day he went to Siliguri area in West Bengal by boarding the Brahmputra Mail from New Delhi Railway Station to New Jal Pai Guri, said police.

When he learnt that police team is after him then he decided to run away to Nepal after collecting his belongings from his rented house in Delhi. 

The weapon of the offence – the knife – and the key of the lock have been recovered from the accused.

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