Indian man shot dead for complaining about loud music

Indian man shot dead for complaining about loud music

NEW DELHI - An Indian fitness instructer shot and killed a man who complained about loud music blaring from his New Delhi gym, reports said Thursday.

The instructer, identified only as Rinku, and his friends were listening to music inside the gym late Monday when local resident Hardeep Singh asked them to turn down the volume.

"When Hardeep went to the gym asking them to end the party or at least lower the volume, Rinku started abusing Hardeep," English daily The Hindu quoted an unnamed police officer as saying Thursday.

The victim reportedly threatened to complain about the noise to authorities and returned to his apartment. A while later the group showed up at his front door.

"When Hardeep came out, the two had an argument, followed by a scuffle. Rinku then fired at Hardeep," the officer added.

Singh, an editor for a local journal, was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police have registered a murder case against the instructer and are searching for him and his friends who are on the run.

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