New Delhi : A wordy duel that broke out over the refusal of a cigarette buy an 18-year-old boy to his younger brother resulted in his death after the latter allegedly hit him on his head with a frying pan in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area, police said today.

The incident occurred in P Block of Mongolpuri yesterday when the juvenile returned home after attending tuition classes and found his elder brother smoking. He also tried to smoke the cigarette but was spurned by his brother, leading to a heated argument between them, police said.

In a fit of rage the 16-year-old accused picked up a frying pan and hit it on the head of his elder brother and left home, a police officer said.

The parents of the boys, a factory worker father and housewife mother, were out of the house at the time of the incident. They called the police when they returned home and found their elder son lying in a pool of blood, the officer added.

The injured teenager was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, police said.

In the meantime, the accused returned home to seek apology from his brother but received the news of death.

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