This led to a verbal spat between the accused and the victim. It quickly turned violent, said the police.
New Delhi: A 20-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in front of his wife by one of his friends following a quarrel over serving a glass of cold water.
The incident took place in Northwest Delhi’s Bharat Nagar, said the police on Thursday.
According to police, the incident took place on the intervening night of July 11 and 12. The victim, Sagar, was a resident of Jahangirpuri. He got married about 10 months ago.
The victim, accompanied by his wife, had gone to meet his friends at JJ Colony in Wazirpur. Since it was hot, the victim asked the accused, Gaurav, to get him some cold water.
This led to a verbal spat between the accused and the victim. It quickly turned violent, said the police. Subsequently Gaurav stabbed Sagar multiple times with a knife in front of his wife.
Deputy commissioner of police (Northwest) Aslam Khan said a probe has been launched into the incident and the accused has been arrested. The police has learnt that the victim was involved in criminal activities.
He was released from jail a week ago.