Gurgaon: A 23-year-old drug addict was arrested here for beheading his friend and partner in a mobike theft after an argument over the possession of the stolen vehicle, police said today.
Gopi Jangra, a resident of Gurgaon village, was arrested Tuesday from his house for beheading Arun Kumar, 23, also a resident of Gurgaon village, April 14 in Ashok Vihar-3 area, police said.
The accused drugged the victim before beheading him at a deserted farm and dumped the headless body in a tubewell’s tank, police said.
The head of the victim, suspected to be thrown into a drain in sector 5, was yet to be recovered, police said.
An investigator said Jangra also took away Arun Kumar’s mobile phone after killing him, police said.
“Crime Branch Palam Vihar arrested the accused on technical evidence. He (accused) used the victim’s missing mobile phone for sending some messages,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajesh Duggal told.
Arun Kumar’s headless body was recovered April 17, three days after he went missing after leaving his home for the market, police said.
Duggal said Jangra and Arun Kumar “looted a bike from sector 5 on April 5 and were fighting over its possession. The accused killed his partner to retain the bike”.
“He also chopped off a tattoo on the victim’s hand to prevent the body from being identified,” Duggal said.
At the time of killing Arun Kumar, Jangra was on bail in a 2009 murder case, police said.