Two more held for stabbing man during pickpocketing
NEWDELHI:Two more persons were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a 25-yearold who was allegedly stabbed to death by four pickpockets in central Delhi on Sunday evening.
Amarjeet Kumar was stabbed after he went to the rescue of his wife who caught hold one of the pickpockets. She had seen them stealing Kumar’s mobile phone on a bus near Pragati Maidan on Sunday and chased them.
Police seized an i20 car used by the men. Five people have been arrested in the case so far. The two men arrested on Tuesday are Vipin and Montu.
Police said apart from the four who were involved in the attack, the fifth accused, Vipin, remained seated on the bus when his other four associates alighted.
Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said the four men had passed Amarjeet’s phone after stealing it from his pocket to Vipin.
“We initially thought there were only four pickpockets. But when we arrested Montu and asked him about the stolen mobile phone, he spilled the beans on Vipin. Raids were conducted and Vipin was arrested,” said DCP Verma.
During interrogation, Verma said, the five men said they used to travel in the i20 car looking for targets. On Sunday, the five reached zoo in the car. After identifying Amarjeet as a target, the five boarded the bus along with the family. “Their plan was steal mobile phones of passengers on the bus and return to the parking lot where the car was stationed,” added the DCP. Amarjeet was returning home after visiting the zoo with his wife Manju, brother and son.
Police said Manju saw one of the men steal Amarjeet’s phone and started chasing them. Amarjeet followed her. She caught one of them but his associate attacked her. When Amarjeet came to her rescue, the other man stabbed him in his chest.