A day after 17-year-old Rahul was stabbed to death at Maloya on Wednesday night, his brother continues to be remorseful of what might have been if the police swiftly acted on his repeated calls.
“I called up PCR nine times seeking cops’ help, but they did not come, as a result my brother died,” Bablu regretted. He said, “Seeing my brother bleeding profusely, I rushed him to the hospital in an auto, but he was declared brought dead. My friends and relatives who were in Maloya told me the police reached half an hour late.”
Sources in the police said the response time of police was increased as the calls made to 100 were connected to SAS Nagar control room that passed on the message to Chandigarh police.
Meanwhile, police said they had identified one of the accused as Kuldeep and have recovered a note from his house in which he announced “he would kill Rahul today”. Teams have been sent to Kurukshetra to nab him, as his last location has been traced to the town, said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Urvija Goyal.
They said Kuldeep had an old rivalry with Rahul and had earlier also entered into verbal spats with him. Kuldeep’s sister had married someone against his approval, following which their brother Sandeep committed suicide last month.
As Sandeep was a good friend of Rahul, Kuldeep had been blaming the latter for his death. On Wednesday night, he allegedly stabbed Rahul thrice in the stomach, before fleeing the spot.
The post-mortem examination was conducted at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, after which the body was handed over to the family.