A elderly man was stabbed and was critically injured following a heated argument over the distribution of onion salad, police said on Thursday.
The incident occurred in India’s capital New Delhi.
The police arrested the accused after questioning over 500 labourers.
The accused has been identified as Riyasat Ali, aged 59 years and the knife used in the offence also was recovered, said police.
The police said the accused lived close to New Delhi and worked as a daily wage labourer at different places. He told police that he felt annoyed about getting less onion salad, and entered into an argument with others.
“On December 8, he had come to the SB Farm in Fatehpur Beri for work in a godown where he entered into a heated argument with another labourer, named Pawan, on the distribution of the onion salad.
“During the argument, he stabbed Pawan with a kitchen knife which was already lying there and ran away from the spot. He hid the knife near the wall of another Farm on the main road in Fatehpur Beri,” said Atul Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South Delhi.