New Delhi: A 22-year-old Delhi-based tattoo artist, Babloo Kumar was beheaded by his three friends with coconut choppers after he refused to return their money which he had borrowed from them on Tuesday.Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets

Kumar was found in the bushes at a vacant plot in Mayur Vihar on Sunday. All the three accused have been arrested by the police. The accused have been identified as Prashant Mishra, Ankit Sharma, and Inderjeet alias Bobby, they said. Also Read - Weather Update: North India, including Delhi to Shiver At 12 Degrees Next Week, Warns IMD

East Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pankaj Singh Babloo’s brother Sonu told police that his brother left home on December 10 and did not return. Initially, Sonu did not suspect anything wrong since his brother used to often stay away for several days without informing anyone. Also Read - Punjab Bans Manufacturing, Sale of Firecrackers Ahead of Diwali; Issues New Timing For Green Crackers | Details Here

On Sunday, Sonu told his neighbours about his brother and asked them for help in finding him. They then found his beheaded body with multiple injuries at a vacant plot near their house. A case was registered and police started an investigation.

The police found that one of the accused, Bobby, was nursing an injury caused by a sharp object. Officials found it suspicious as he was unable to explain about his injury. Ultimately, all the accused confessed, police said.

The trio had hatched a plan to kill Babloo by luring him into the abandoned plot on the pretext of a party, the police said. Mishra had arranged two coconut choppers. The trio had planned that once Babloo was drunk enough they would kill him using the choppers and leave the body to rot. They were arrested and their blood stained clothes along with the coconut choppers were also found later.