Man arrested for murder of senior citizen

New Delhi: A 27-year-old has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the gruesome murder of a senior citizen over a money matter and suspecting him of having 'bad intentions' towards his wife.

Mukesh Kumar was arrested yesterday for allegedly murdering Devender Kumar Marwah, 68, on December 4 at his residence, police said adding the accused had taken a loan from Marwah and was under pressure to pay up.

The accused was known to Marwah for last six-seven years as he worked as a driver for Marwah's son Praveen.

"Kumar had taken a loan from Marwah and had kept his mobile phone as security with the deceased. Marwah happened to see the photo of Mukesh's wife in his mobile and had bad intention about her," a senior police official said.

Mukesh got to know about it and was annoyed with Marwah, police said adding, "At the same time the deceased started pushing the accused for return of his money."

Police said, on December 4 when Mukesh visited Marwah at his residence, he again started demanding his money.

"Mukesh was already under mental stress and when Marwah demanded his money back, he attacked him with an iron pipe and killed him," they said.

The accused took Marwah's gold rings and chain before fleeing from the spot, which has been recovered, police said.