Man out on bail for murder stabbed over 15 times in Okhla
POLICE SUSPECT THE KILLING TO BE A FALLOUT OF A THREEYEAROLD MURDER CASE
NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old was stabbed more than 15 times allegedly by a group of five men in southeast Delhi’s Okhla on Saturday afternoon. Police suspect that the murder is the fallout of a three-year-old enmity between the two groups.
Police said Saturday’s victim had allegedly murdered a relative of one of the assailants three years ago. Police have identified the five men and efforts to arrest them are underway, senior officers said.
Saeed Anwar alias Raja, a resident of Indira Kalyan Vihar in Okhla Phase-i, was allegedly attacked by five men as he was on his way to a nearby market at around 2.30pm, police officials said.
Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said that a PCR call was received at 2.59pm at Okhla Industrial Area police station reporting that a man has been stabbed and thrown into a drain.
“A police team was rushed to the spot which found that the injured had already been shifted to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Immediately teams were formed to nab the assailants. All of them were identified as residents of the same neighbourhood and were found to be absconding. Efforts to trace and arrest them are underway,” the DCP said.
Biswal said that a case of mur- der under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. He said, during initial probe it was revealed that Anwar had been booked for a murder in 2015. “He had killed a man who is believed to be a relative of the men who attacked Anwar on Saturday,” the DCP said.
In the 2015 incident, Anwar and a group of his friends had thrashed a man over a minor clash and when the fight escalated, Anwar killed the man, an officer associated with the 2015 case said.
Anwar had been out on bail, the officer said.
“The other group had been looking for a chance to take revenge and on Saturday when they found Anwar alone, they pounced upon him and stabbed him repeatedly,” the officer, who is not authorised to speak to the media, said.