The Hush Post: A man confronted his elder brother for his drinking and smoking habits. What he didn’t realise was that the argument would lead to the death of the younger brother.
25-year-old Satyadev from central Delhi’s Anand Parbat confronted Shishupal Kumar when he was drunk and also had a cigarette in hand.
Satyadev often tried to tell him how their family members were suffering chest congestion due to his smoking habit. On the fateful day, the 25-year-old decided to bring up the subject again.
According to a report in The Times of India, Satyadev waited for his elder brother in the drawing room on Wednesday. After an hour, Sishupal walked in but was drunk.
Around 2.30 pm, the elder Kumar tottered towards his room, still with a cigarette in hand. Seeing him, Satyadev called out to his brother. As soon as his brother started speaking, Sishupal realised it was the same old conversations. The conversation got more heated than usual because this time it was about family’s deteriorating health.
Even as the two argued on the ground floor of the two-storey house, an enraged Sishupal searched for something to attack his brother with and ended up with finding a shoe lace. He overpowered Satyadev, who too had had a drink, and strangled him. After Satyadev collapsed, Sishupal frightened first tried to revive him, and then decided to take his brother to a private hospital in the neighbourhood. He informed his father of the ‘natural death’ of the younger Kumar.
Police received a PCR call from the hospital, and they were told of a suspicious death. Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (Central), said that a team led by Rohit Rajbir Singh, ACP, Patel Nagar, began investigating the case. When the post-mortem confirmed that the man had been strangled, Sishupal ventured to tell the cops that his younger brother had a short temper and could have got into a scuffle and maybe he was killed. However, the investigators noted some gaos in his story and took him for interrogation on Thursday evening.
Sishupal later confessed to killing his brother in a fit of rage. The brothers, four of them in all, lived in a joint family, with Satyadev the only one unemployed. Sishupal’s wife told the police officers that the brothers had numerous arguments in the past, but none had become heated enough to warrant violence.