NEW DELHI: A young man who allegedly murdered a close friend of his wife at Vasant Kunj here on July 7 has been arrested by the police.

Kumar Kashyap, a resident of Pushp Vihar, was found murdered on the road near the Janata Flats. His friend Radha alleged that her husband Ram Prasad murdered him as he suspected that she was having an affair with him and that she used to meet him in his absence, said the police.

On the fateful day, Ram Prasad spotted Kashyap near his house and following a heated exchange with his wife, allegedly slit Kashyap’s neck with a kitchen knife. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and launched a hunt for Ram Prasad. Acting on a tip-off that he had been spotted near the Patiala House court complex, the police laid a trap and arrested him on Friday.