New Delhi: A 27-year-old man was found murdered at a roundabout in Ashoka Road here on Monday.
The deceased, identified as Santosh, was hit repeatedly with a large stone, leading to severe injuries on his skull. The identity of the accused has been ascertained, but he is yet to be tracked, said a police official.
According to the police, Santosh's body was discovered around 8.30 AM lying near a fountain at a park in the roundabout near Patel Chowk. He was a labourer and worked in nearby areas.
Yesterday night, Santosh had entered into a heated argument with a friend, which soon turned into a scuffle. The friend then allegedly picked up a stone and hit Santosh on his head several times.
When Santosh collapsed and turned motionless, the friend fled the scene leaving Santosh in a pool of blood. Both of them were reported to be in an inebriated state, said the police official.
A case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC has been registered at Parliament Street police station.
"We have identified the accused. A police team is trying to track him down," the official added.