Delhi man stabbed to death by teen in scuffle over liquor bottle: Police
A 35-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by a 19-year-old teenager following an argument over a bottle of liquor in Shahdara area of national capital Delhi, officials said on Monday.
According to the police, the victim, Rahul (35) was stabbed multiple times by the accused, identified as Karan (19) after an argument over a liquor bottle.
Giving details, a senior police official said that on the night of May 6 in Vishwas Nagar, the accused had tried to snatch a liquor bottle from a man named Suraj, resulting in a scuffle between the two. Soon, Suraj’s brother Rahul joined in the fight and the two brothers slapped the teenager several times.
The official said that later that night, the accused, Karan, eager to get his revenge for the beating, lay in wait and intercepted Rahul when he was returning home, and stabbed him multiple times with a sharp-edged weapon.
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The victim was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed due to blood loss and punctured organs, the official said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Rohit Meena said the accused had fled to Gujarat’s Surat after the incident but the cops were able to track him after he called his father from an unknown known and revealed his plans to flee to Mumbai.
However, before he could jump cities again, a team of Delhi Police, accompanied by the Surat Police Crime Branch, managed to nab him on Saturday from a factory yard in Surat where he was working.
The senior officer said that Karan had dropped out of school after the COVID-19 lockdown and wasn’t on good terms with his family as he had become addicted to alcohol and used to drink daily.
The DCP said that a case of murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), has been registered against the accused, adding that further investigation is underway.
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