The accused, a 56-year-old security guard, initially told the police he lit the fire to repel mosquitoes. However, police found a body after the fire was doused.
Delhi Police has arrested the accused (Representative photo: PTI)
A 56-year-old security guard allegedly killed another guard and set the body on fire on Friday after having an argument with him while they were drinking in South Delhi’s CR Park area, said the police.
According to officials, a local called the Delhi Police around 1.25 pm on Friday, after seeing smoke billowing from the basement of the building where the accused lived.
When a police team reached the spot, the guard, Imrat Singh, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, said he lit the fire to repel mosquitoes. However, a body was found after the fire was doused, a senior police officer said.
“Imrat told police that he killed Sarnam Singh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, around 11 am on Friday after consuming liquor. He also admitted to burning the body of the victim. The victim was also a security guard in Greater Kailash-2 area,” said Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).
A case of murder was registered at CR Park Police Station and the accused was arrested, police said.