Man out on bail for mur­der stabbed over 15 times in Okhla

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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.

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