Truck driver murdered in Lucknow after minor incident

Maan Singh, 52, was beaten to death with a stick by his friend . The two men were drinking alcohol in a truck when they had a verbal spat, police say .

LUCKNOW: Over a minor misunderstanding in the Sarojininagar area, a 52-year-old man was beaten to death with a stick by his friend.The accused was arrested within 12 hours of the assassination.Maan Singh of Kanpur was named the deceased.On Wednesday, a truck driver and his family were in Lucknow for a house warming event for his nephew Sandeep.

His companion, who is also a truck driver, came to Lucknow from Kanpur and parked his car near the highway, according to police.Singh and his companion Ramchandra went to sleep in the truck after the house warming session.According to ACP Krishnanagar, the deceased and the accused were drinking alcohol in the truck when they had a verbal spat, which became raging, and the accused used a stick to kill Singh.According to Santosh Kumar Arya, SHO Sarojninagar is a part of the Punjab province.