New Delhi: A 24-year-old fugitive, who escaped after allegedly killing his mother-in-law a few months ago, was nabbed by the police after a 10-km chase in the paddy fields of Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. The accused Afroz had allegedly murdered his mother-in-law over an argument on frying pakodas, reported Times of India.

Last year, the accused married a woman named Shaista and the couple had rented a room near Keshavpuram at the northwest region of Delhi. Shaista’s mother Fauzida started staying the family a few months after their wedding. However, Afroz was reportedly unhappy over Fauzida’s stay at their house, which often led to heated arguments between the couple. One evening when Afroz arrived home from work, Shaista asked her husband to eat the pakodas she made for the family. However, Afroz accused Shaista of serving him cold pakodas and argued with her.

When Fauzida interrupted in the heated argument between Afroz and Shaista, Afroz — in a fit of rage — took a knife and stabbed his mother-in-law a few times. Before fleeing from the place, Afroz also stabbed his wife Shaista. “A team led by SHO Keshavpuram was formed to track him down. During this, he kept shifting his location between UP, Delhi and Mumbai. He was traced to Ghazipur, where he was working as a labourer,” Aslam Khan, DCP Delhi (northwest) was quoted by Times of India as saying.

Afroz was found in Ghazipur and when cops asked him to surrender, he began to run through a paddy field. While running, Afroz shouted saying that the village is under attack. Hearing him shout, a group of villagers began to chase the cops. However, the mob stooped when the true identity of Afroz came to light. Police caught the accused after a10 kilometre chase. The accused has been booked for Fauzida’s murder.