Petty quarrel between two friends led to one killing the other, here on Friday, in the Steel Plant area.
The deceased has been identified as Paral Singh (35), while the accused is his friend Zakir Singh (22), who has been taken into custody by the police. Both hail from Howrah of West Bengal. Over an argument, Zakir beat Paral to death with an iron rod. According to Steel Plant Inspector K. Satyanarayana, the duo had come to the city and had set up a stall in the ongoing handicrafts bazaar at the Community Welfare Centre in the Steel Plant premises. On Thursday late night, Paral Singh under the influence of liquor scolded Zakir over an issue that ensued into a heated exchange of words.
Again on Friday morning, the duo entered into a heated argument, and Zakir took out a iron rod and beat Paral, who died on the spot. Police said that they have taken accused into their custody. Investigation is on.