A 34-year-old Nigerian was stabbed to death by his roommate and fellow countryman in india, following an argument over footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The deceased, Obinna Durumchukwu, was celebrating his 34th birthday on Saturday, with his friend and Killer Michael Chukwuma (22), were partying at their rented flat at Mahesh building, Ostwal Nagri, Nalasopara (east).
The celebrations went on till 9 am on Sunday, when they decided to play football in the common balcony on the building’s third floor.
Both were said to be drunk. While playing, they argued over whether Ronaldo or Messi was a better footballer. The argument turned ugly when Obinna allegedly hurled an empty glass liquor bottle at Michael. The bottle missed Michael, hit a wall and smashed into pieces. Michael then picked up a glass piece and slashed Obinna’s neck. He died on the spot.
Neighbours who heard the screams alerted the Tuling police.
Michael, meanwhile, ran to the fourth floor, from where he was arrested.