Man kills shopkeeper in MP for refusal to replace mobile phone

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A 19-year-old man allegedly killed a shopkeeper after he refused to replace the former’s mobile phone, in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district, police said on Sunday.

“The accused Kausar Shah, a history-sheeter, had purchased a mobile phone from the 52-year-old victim, Gulab Punjabi’s shop for Rs 1,000.

On Saturday, Shah and his friends reached the shop demanding that the mobile phone be exchanged as it was faulty. As Punjabi refused to oblige, an argument broke out between the two. In a fit of rage, Shah allegedly slashed the neck of Punjabi with a cutter kept in the shop,” Superintendent of Police Vivek Singh told reporters.

He said the accused is a listed criminal at the Kotwali police station in Khandwa.

The SP said the shopkeeper was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. “The police had obtained CCTV footage in which the accused is seen fleeing the spot. He was arrested on Saturday night,” Singh said.

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