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2 dogs fight, 1 man dead, 1 critical

In yet another episode of canine-induced altercation, a confrontation between a stray dog and a pet led to a man being stabbed to death and his brother being critically injured in west Delhi’s Mundka area. HT reports.

delhi Updated: May 14, 2011 00:59 IST
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In yet another episode of canine-induced altercation, a confrontation between a stray dog and a pet led to a man being stabbed to death and his brother being critically injured in west Delhi’s Mundka area.

According to police, the incident took place on Thursday night when some stray dogs started barking when a local resident, Mewa Lal, 28, a plumber by profession, was passing by a street in a JJ colony in the Bakkarwala area.

“Bal Mukund, the grandfather of the accused, 25-year-old Raj Kumar, started arguing with Mewa Lal and accused him of inciting the street dogs to fight with his pet dog. This led to a scuffle between the two,” said V Renganathan, deputy commissioner of police (west).

Meanwhile, Mewa Lal’s brother, Sewa Lal, 26, arrived on the scene even as Mukund fell to the ground during the altercation. Witnessing this, an incensed Raj Kumar, who runs a mobile repair shop in the area, fetched a knife from his adjacent residence and stabbed Sewa Lal in the chest. When Sewa Lal’s brother intervened, he met the same fate.

Police said residents of the area rushed to the spot when they heard the brothers screaming in pain and informed the local police about the incident around 12:10 pm.

The two brothers were rushed to the adjacent DDU hospital where Mewa Lal was declared dead while the condition of Sewa Lal is stated to be critical

“We had initially registered a case of murder at the Mundka police station against Raj Kumar and were able to apprehend him late on the night of the incident. The weapon that he used in the commission of the crime has also been recovered from his possession,” DCP Renganathan added.

Man held for stealing aluminium rods

The police on Thursday arrested one Satish Kumar, 27, for allegedly committing theft of aluminium rods worth several lakhs. Kumar was arrested and 2,350 kg of aluminium rods worth R6 lakh were recovered.

Robbers caught

Four members of an inter-state gang of robbers have been arrested and gold, silver jewellery worth lakhs of rupees seized from them. “Farooq Malik, 30, Mehboob Khan, 23, Sohail, 20, and Saiddul, 24, were arrested near MCD office in Chirag Delhi on Thursday. They had come to dispose off the looted booty. We recovered gold and silver jewellery, mobile phones, wrist watch and antique coins from them,” deputy commissioner of police (south) Chhaya Sharma said.