Recently a 24-year-old man from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh has been murdered by another player over a gambling deal gone wrong. What happened to be a lucky day for the victim became his last day, as he started winning every hand that night. The victim, Sachin, is a resident of Vijay Nagar locality of Ghaziabad and it was like any other day when he went to play cards. In most of the country, people bet money on each other while playing cards and that day too, Sachin thought of making some quick cash over a game of cards and fortunately for him, things were in his favour. The victim lost INR 1500 to one of his opponents and got into a squabble and struck him with a brick as the victim was leaving without giving back his winnings.
The victim went on missing from that night, and the next day his body was found dumped in a vacant plot by his father not far away from his home. His body sustained several stabbing wounds and even injuries to his head, ensuring that he was stabbed to his death. On the next day, police arrested Sachin’s murderer, Atul Kumar, 24, who was his friend as well. When the police interrogated him, he admitted to having committed the crime. The Station House Officer (SHO) of Vijay Nagar, Naresh Kumar Singh, said, “Atul Kumar was arrested from Yamuna Expressway on the next day trying to flee away. At the time of interrogation, Kumar revealed that he was gambling and playing cards with the victim on that night when another friend, also named Sachin joined them afterwards. The victim lost some INR 1500 to the other Sachin and got into a fight. That is when Kumar joined the argument taking the side of the third friend and realising that things were already heating up Sachin tried to leave. Kumar followed him and took a brick lying nearby and hit the victim on his head from behind several times, making him fatally injured. Not only did Kumar stop there, he then started stabbing the victim, several times and left him for dead. “We have even recovered the clothes Atul was wearing at the time of the murder and also found the knife used to stab the victim,” added Vijay Nagar SHO. On November 8, Sachin’s father Lakhmi Chand, a resident of Christian Colony, lodged a murder complaint at the Vijay Nagar police. A case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC was subsequently filed.