Vadodara: A 50-year-old man was killed allegedly by a local ruffian near Bhutdi Zampa on Wednesday late night for confronting him over harassing his daughter.
The accused Varun alias Arun Patel was detained on Thursday for stabbing Devji Solanki, a labourer, to death outside the latter’s home.
According to police, when Solanki’s daughter Anjali was walking back home after seeing her aunt off, Patel stopped her outside the lane of her house. Patel made lewd comments at her, hearing which she went home and told her parents about it.
Solanki went to Patel’s house in the same neighbourhood to confront him about his behaviour, but he was not found there. Solanki returned home after telling Patel’s wife about the harassment.
Some minutes later, Patel went to Solanki’s house with a knife and shouted at Solanki. The 50-year-old man rushed outside the house but Patel stopped and stabbed him. As Solanki’s family members screamed in horror, Patel fled from the scene. Solanki was rushed to SSG Hospital where he succumbed during treatment.
Based on Anjali’s complaint, an offence of murder and under sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered against Patel at Karelibaug police station.
“We have nabbed the accused but he will be formally arrested after his Covid-19 report arrives,” said a police official.