A 22-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death for trying to steal a water motor in northwest Delhi’s Aman Vihar area, police said on Monday.
The victim was identified as Salman, a resident of Prem Nagar, they said. Salman went to Hotilal’s grocery shop at around 5 pm on Sunday and tried to steal a water motor.
He was spotted by Hotilal who beat him up. Salman lost consciousness and his family members took him home. Subsequently, he passed away later in the evening, a senior police officer said.
Hotilal (48), also a resident of Prem Nagar, has been apprehended, the police said, adding that further investigation is underway.