The Malwani police have arrested 20-year-old Venkatesh Harijan for allegedly killing roommate Viru Bansal (20) for the petty reason of refusing to give mobile charger to his friend.
According to the senior police inspector Fantagre, the incident occurred on Sunday night around 11.30. In the initial investigation report, it is said that Viru Bansal (20), Ajay Bansal (22) and Venkatesh Harijan were roommates in a rented room in Malwani's old Mahakali Buddha Nagar. Three of them were working as labours and in a quarrel over a mobile charger Venkatesh Harijan stabbed Viru Bansal. Viru Bansal was rushed to Shatabdi Hospital by the Malwani police, but he was declared dead on arrival.
The Malwani police lodged a murder case against Venkatesh Harijan and arrested him. He was produced before a court last morning and remanded in police custody till March 17.