In what can be called as case of jealousy gone wrong, a man allegedly murdered his neighbour for befriending his wife. According to a report by The Hindustan Times, the accused has been identified as one Kasim Sheikh. The scrap dealer used to live with his wife and 14-year-old son in south Delhi’s Meethapur locality. The HT report said that the victim has been identified as Vinod Yadav, the 36-year-old neighbour of Sheikhs.
The report said that Yadav used to work as a contractor and had recently befriended Sheikh’s wife. On Tuesday, when Sheikh returned home, he saw Yadav watching TV with his teenaged son. In a fit of rage, Sheikh picked up an iron rod and beat Yadav mercilessly. The thrashing was so brutal that Yadav died on the spot. Though Sheikh fled the spot, the police managed to arrest him a few hours later. “We caught him from a nearby neighbourhood a few hours later and recovered the iron rod at his instance,” Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (south-east), was quoted as saying by The HT.
With such murders being reported everyday, Delhi remains crime capital of the country. There has been a 6% increase in the total number of crimes registered under the Indian Penal Code in 2018, according to the data released by Delhi Police. As many as 2,36,476 IPC cases were registered last year, up from 2,23,077 in 2017. In percentage terms, the number of cases filed rose by 6.01%. However, the total number of crimes such as rape, attempt to murder and abduction, among others, have declined by 29.48%.
While total heinous crime in 2018 showed a 11.72% drop, cases of dacoity, attempt to murder, robbery, rape and riot have gone down by 36.11%, 16.26%, 20.15%, 0.78% and 54% respectively, as compared to the year before. Even incidents of snatching and burglary showed a declining trend.