A man died after his younger brother professedly slit his neck with a kitchen knife over an argument over whose turn it was to cook, police said on Sunday.
The accused Balwant Singh was arrested and a case of murder registered against him at the Sector 10 police station.
Police said the incident occurred at the brothers’ residence in Saraswati Enclave on Sunday morning. Balwant and his brother Jai, the victim, began quarrelling once again whose turn it was to cook, which escalated into a battle about a family question.
The siblings worked as welders in a privately owned company in Gurugram. They had gone to the city from Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh a year ago, and were living in a rented house.
As indicated by the police, the two regularly fought about small issues, with the underlining cause being an argument about over partiality and favouritism from various family members.
The two had additionally fought about a negligible issue on Thursday and Jai had slapped Balwant various times, the police said.
“Around 8am, Jai asked that his brother to cook, failing which he threatened to slap him. Balwant got irate and hit Jai with a stick on his head. After Jai fell on the ground, Balwant took a kitchen knife and slitting his throat,” ASI Dinkar Yadav, the examination officer, said.
Hearing the two brothers battle, the neighbours rushed inside, discovered Jai lying in a pool of blood and informed the police.
A case was in this way enlisted on the complaint of Sonu Kumar, the landowner of the house where the two lived.
Balwant was arrested from the spot and the police said that a post mortem examination would be completed on Monday after the relatives reach Gurugram.