8 accused arrested by the police to date; 1 defendant still at large

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Another person was arrested by Noida Police on April 30 in connection with the death of a 30-year-old private business executive after a fight at a resto-bar in a shopping mall in Noida, Deputy Commissioner of Additional Police (Noida) Ranvijay Singh said. Of the nine accused, eight have been arrested. One is still on the run.

“We have reviewed the facts regarding the death of one person following the brawl in a shopping mall; 7 defendants have been arrested. Another defendant, Rohit Tanwar, was arrested today (April 30). He was working as an agent security in the mall. So 8 of the 9 accused arrested, the escape will soon be stopped,” Singh said.

Noida resto-bar death case: Autopsy shows head and spleen injuries

The late Brijesh Rai had gone partying with his colleagues at the Lost Lemons resto-bar in the Gardens Galleria Mall on Monday night where he got into a fight with staff over the payment of bills.

The bill was around 7,400 rupees, the victim and his colleagues objected to being charged extra for the services which led to an argument which escalated into a fight.

Citing the autopsy findings, a police officer said: “The autopsy report showed that Rai’s cause of death was head injury, ruptured spleen and fluid in the stomach. “

On Tuesday, an FIR was registered at the Sector 39 police station under Article 302 of the CPI (murder) and 16 people were taken into custody.

Meanwhile, a video surfaced on social media allegedly showing Rai’s wife Pooja berating her husband’s colleagues and asking them to leave the hospital where the body was taken.

In the video, she also quizzed the co-workers on whether they needed to fight over a bill and what kind of “friends” they had to have to get Rai in trouble.

“Honestly, I’ve always been against friends like all of you. Friends who bumped into each other and passed out. Today the same friends got him killed and now you’re showing you’re part of the family. Families aren’t like that, friends aren’t like that,” she told colleagues.

Rai lived in Sector 76 of Noida with his wife, a teacher, and two children aged five and three.

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