23-year-old lynched for trying to stop a fight
A man was allegedly beaten to death at Bindapur in Southwest Delhi on Monday night after he asked two groups fighting over some trivial matter in front of his house to go elsewhere, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Oct 22, 2008 00:21 IST
A man was allegedly beaten to death at Bindapur in Southwest Delhi on Monday night after he asked two groups fighting over some trivial matter in front of his house to go elsewhere.
According to the police, Anand Kumar (23) was trying to stop a fight between two groups, headed by women, happening in front of his house. One of the groups consisting of 8-10 people then attacked him.
The incident happened at around 10:00 pm. It started when Kumar’s neighbours, Premwati and Paramjeet had a tiff over water supply and garbage disposal. To settle scores, Paramjeet called eight people to fight it out with Premwati. Kumar who lived just few houses away saw them fighting and tried to solve the matter peacefully.
“He then told them that if they wanted to fight they should not fight near his house. However, angry neighbors instead of listening to him started beating him up and killed him. Paramjeet and her accomplices also stabbed him with sharp edged weapons a couple of times,” said a senior police officer.
The assailants then fled from the scene when the police was informed. Kumar was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
The victim was working as a computer technician in a private company in the Karol Bagh area in Central Delhi.
The police have apprehended four people in the case.
The police have arrested Paramjeet, her husband, Iqbal Singh, a juvenile and another man whose identity is not known.
Kumar was unmarried and his father, Dayanand runs a grocery shop in the area. The residents in the area also protested and demanded for speedy arrests in the case.