New Delhi: A 35-year-old cook has been arrested for murdering a man in the servant quarter of former Union Minister Kumari Selja's house, police said on Tuesday."Sanjay (husband of Kumari Selja's maid) was beaten to death by (cook) Anil Yadav in a scuffle Monday," said a police official.
Yadav was detained as he had some injury marks on his face. "Yadav's clothes, which he was wearing during the murder, were also recovered," the official added.
42-year-old Sanjay was found dead at the residence of Congress leader Kumari Selja in Sunehri Bagh in New Delhi on Monday.
Maid Manju spotted the body of Sanjay, her husband, at Selja's residence at about 8 am near the servant's quarters of the former minister's house.
Sanjay, a Sena Bhawan employee, was found lying in a pool of blood with injury marks on his head. "He (Sanjay) had injury marks on his head. It looks like he was beaten with a rod and stones," a police official said.
Sanjay's sister-in-law Rakhi, 35, said he was having a dispute with Selja's cook, Anil, over vacating the servant quarters he and his wife were living in.
"They had several arguments on the same issue in the past," Rakhi told IANS.
Another relative said they (Sanjay and Anil) had a fight Sunday night also. The police, however, said they are ascertaining the facts and corroborating the evidences.
A source said former social justice and empowerment minister Kumari Selja was in the house when the body was spotted by Manju, who then informed the security guard.