A feeling of animosity made 25-year-old Mustakeem Ahmad kill his colleague who allegedly introduced him to smoking that caused him throat cancer.
As per the reports, Ahmad was a cook at a West Delhi restaurant and was so consumed with hate towards the victim named Inayat that he purchased a pistol and practiced with it several times before shooting the victim.
Inayat was reportedly better at work which developed a sense of enmity in Ahmad. He also started smoking cigarettes and marijuana and later blamed Inayat for the addiction.
“Though Ahmad and Inayat were friends at the workplace, Inayat was reportedly better at his job and well-behaved and soon became the favorite of the restaurant owner”, Shibesh Singh, DCP (southwest) said in a statement.
“In the course of time, Ahmad developed throat infection, forcing him to consult a doctor. Ahmad has claimed that the doctor told him he had developed throat cancer due to excessive smoking”, the DCP added.
Ahmad's work quality drastically sank and he was later removed from his job. He then went back to his native village in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh and bought a pistol to carry out the fatal act.
“He first practiced firing in his village, before returning to Delhi a few days ago”, said the DCP.
Ahmad first visited back to the restaurant on Thursday morning and tried to persuade the restaurant owner to fire Inayat. On failing to do so, he picked a fight with Inayat and shot him in the process.
Inayat was rushed to a hospital, but he was later declared dead. Ahmad fled the murder spot, said police.
Later, an informer told police on Friday that Ahmad was set to visit a relative in Uttam Nagar to take some money before leaving the city, after which a police team grabbed him after a chase.