Mahesh, resident of Mardanpur village in Barabanki district, was arrested for allegedly battering to death one Ramdulare (20), a resident of Jamukha area in Rae Bareli, whose body was found in Madehganj area on Monday.
The police had lodged an FIR for murder against unidentified persons on the complaint of Ramdulare’s cousin Ramujagar, a resident of Kaiser Bagh area. Ramdulare had come to Lucknow to meet Ramujagar. He had left his cousin’s house in Kaiser Bagh for Delhi on Sunday evening and his battered body was recovered from Madehganj area next morning.
Hasanganj Station House Officer Javed Khan said the police found the name of Shyam with the help of call data records of Ramdulare’s phone, which showed that Shyam had called Ramdulare after he left his cousin’s house.
He said when questioned Shyam told the police that he had taken Ramdulare with him to Madehganj. After Ramdulare got drunk, Shyam killed him by hitting him with a boulder, Khan said. Khan said Shyam was jealous of Ramdulare as he ‘had a relation’ with a girl in Mardanpur village, who the arrested person liked.