The police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man, whose body, bearing multiple stab wounds and injuries caused by a blunt object, was found inside a bed box in his rented flat in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar near Burari two days earlier.
Salman works as a mason and was employed with Malik, who was a building and manpower contractor, deputy commissioner of police (north) Anto Alphonse said.
During interrogations, police said, Salman confessed and told police he killed his flatmate, Sameer Malik, following an argument over two months’ salary the latter owed him.
Salman had moved to Malik’s flat around three months ago, a police officer associated with the probe said.
Since Salman was missing, a murder case was registered and he was marked as the prime suspect, because he was missing. The police raided his possible hideouts and caught him from Morabadad. During the interrogation, Salman told the police that Malik had not been paying his salary for the past two months.