Published By: Saurabh Verma
Last Updated: June 05, 2023, 23:35 IST
A 23-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death with a sharp edged weapon by two people in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai area on Monday, police said.
The incident occurred near the house of the victim, Sachin, where the accused attacked him with a ‘sua’ (a large needle often used to break ice slabs), they added.
On receiving a call from the victim’s father around noon, the police reached the spot and rushed Sachin to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, they said.
He sustained two injuries, one near his heart and another on his lung, the police said, adding that he died during the operation.
A purported video of the incident that was circulated on social media showed two persons attacking the man on a street. The duo kept attacking Sachin while he tried to save himself after escaping from the clutches of the accused and the assailants flee from the spot.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused were known to Sachin. A case has been registered against the duo and efforts are underway to nab them, the police said.
Police said that Sachin was earlier involved in a criminal case in 2022 and came out of jail the same year. The accused have been identified and teams are working to nab them.
It is suspected that the accused had a scuffle with Sachin earlier as well, following which they planned to eliminate him, however, the reason will be ascertained when they will be arrested, they said.
Sachin’s father Ved Nath said that he called the police and informed them about the incident.
“I was not present at the spot, but people told me that two assailants stabbed my son. I called the police and informed them about the incident. Sachin was pursuing a computer course,” Nath said.
The victim’s elder brother Sanju Kumar, who is a plumber, said, “Sachin had gone to buy some groceries when the incident happened. We have seen the CCTV footage in which it can be seen that the accused were first talking to him and later attacked him brutally. Our aunt, who lives near our residence, first got to know about the incident and informed us.” “We do not know the accused persons, but my brother knew them. Sachin was studying and also started working with my uncle a couple of days ago,” said Kumar, adding that the family hails from Bihar and has been living here for the last 20 years.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)