A 24-year-old youth was allegedly stabbed to death by two unidentified persons at the Sector 38-40 light point here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Jasvir Singh Rana alias Manohar, a resident of Sector 41.
A Class 12 dropout, Manohar is survived by his parents, a younger brother and an elder sister.
The police claimed an old enmity as reason behind the murder, as the deceased had entered into a brawl with a group of youths. It appeared that he was stabbed by a group member with whom he had a fight. The police also suspect that four persons attacked him when he was stabbed.
Victim’s father Varinder Singh, who works as a driver with HMT Limited, Pinjore, said his son could not walk as he had some problem in his leg for the past two years and his friend Josh used to take him outside around 6pm on almost daily basis.
Varinder said around 7pm he got a call from Manohar, who asked him to come to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, where he was admitted for treatment.
Varinder said it was the last call from his son as after sometime the hospital police post officials told him that his son succumbed to injuries.
Sector 39 station house officer Gurmukh Singh said the incident took place at around 6.30pm when Jasvir and his friend Josh were riding a scooter. As soon as they reached near the Sector 38-40 light point, two unidentified persons stopped them and stabbed
Manohar with a sharp-edged weapon.
The police suspected the involvement of four persons in the crime. Two persons intercepted Jasvir and Josh, while two were standing near the spot. The police said victim’s brother Jaiveer Singh was also on other bike behind his brother’s scooter and had seen the four youths. The youths stabbed Manohar only and Jaiveer called the police. The police have detained Josh for the identification of the accused.
Meanwhile, Ashu, who runs a roadside eatery in Sector 40 and is close friend of Jasvir, said they studied together in Avon Model School, Sector 40, and it appeared that someone chased them and then attacked him.
He said he did not want to disclose names of people involved in the stabbing. But, Jasvir was stabbed due to an old enmity and he suspected that youths named Max and Rana were behind the murder.
The SHO said a case under sections 302 (murder) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) of the IPC had been registered.