Shimla: A drunken brawl cost the life of one Yash Pal (32) when three of fellow partying friends on a sudden provocation hit him fatally, late on Saturday night.
â€œNarinder, who is a senior assistant with the Public Works Department (PWD) has been arrested in the murder case and police is on the look out for two others, Vijay and Harpal,â€ said RM Sharma, the district police chief.
Investigations revealed that the four happened to be together at a drink party in one house at Tikkar local market, in the interior of Shimla district.
The head injury on the deceased, a resident of Gujandali village in under Tikkar panchayat, was because of an empty liquor bottle and the lid of a pressure cooked having been smashed on it. The injury is believed to have caused the fatal injury.
A murder case has been registered and after conducting an autopsy, the body was handed over to father Geeta Lal, police said.