Two more held for stab­bing man dur­ing pick­pock­et­ing

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Metro - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­

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.

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