Youth stabbed to death in south Delhi locality

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (PTI) A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by two men after he objected to an outsider visiting their colony in south Delhi's Tigri Extension, police said on Thursday.

The victim, identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Tigri Extension, was stabbed late on Tuesday night. He was then rushed to Batra Hospital in an injured state where he was declared dead, they said.

Satish worked as a delivery man for a popular online food delivery platform, police said, adding that one of the accused has been arrested while they are trying to catch hold of his accomplice.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said that on the statement of a witness, a case was registered under Section 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

In his statement, the witness who is also a resident of Tigri Extension alleged that at about 10.30 pm, when he was going to buy milk from a nearby shop, he saw that Satish, who is known to him, was being scolded by one person.

When he tried to intervene, the alleged person abused him and called another person. Soon, the accused caught Satish and stabbed him, the officer said.

Following subsequent raids, one of the accused identified as Vivek (19) was arrested from Sangam Vihar on Wednesday and confessed to his role in the incident during interrogation, he said.

The accused told police during questioning that his acquaintance Piyush, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar area, used to visit him often but Satish objected by asking him why an outsider (Piyush) came to their colony. Due to this reason, they developed a rivalry, the DCP said.

Vivek and Piyush hatched a plan. On the day of incident, Piyush brought a knife in the evening and gave it to Vivek. When Piyush saw Satish wandering in the street, he started arguing with him and called Vivek to come with the knife.

The duo stabbed him and fled from the area, the officer said.

While Vivek is a school dropout, police said that his accomplice Piyush was arrested last year in connection with a case of stabbing wherein the victim managed to survive.

Satish's body will be handed over to the family after a post-mortem, police said, adding that the number of stab injuries could be ascertained only based on the autopsy report which is awaited. PTI AMP HDA