Data Shows, Personal enmity most common motive for murders in Delhi

A Delhi Police van. Data shows personal enmity was cited as the most common motive in murder cases.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Brawls over trivial issues — such as not sharing a cigarette — led to a spate of killings in the national capital in the first four months of the year, but the most common reason for fatal crimes was personal enmity and old disputes, according to newly-released Delhi Police data.

Till April 30 this year, 27 of the 167 reported killings took place because of a sudden provocation or a trivial issue, the second most common reason for bloodshed. Personal enmity was cited in the data as the most common motive in murder cases. During the last two years, too, animosity occupied the top spot, followed by violence over sudden provocations or trivial issues. A total of 462 cases of murder were reported last year as opposed to 501 in 2016.

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