A 22-year-old youth, working at a roadside eatery in the Kalyanpuri area, was allegedly stabbed to death by two men over payment of bill. Police said the two accused snatched the skewer, used to prepare kebabs, when the victim, identified as Shabbir, demanded payment from them.
The two accused — Sonu and Babu — have been arrested.
“The incident took place around 9pm on Tuesday when Shabbir was sitting at his shop. Two men came to the shop and ordered for kebabs. An argument broke out between them over payment of bill. Soon, it took an ugly turn and a scuffle ensued between them,” said a senior police official, requesting not to be named.
Shabbir, who originally belongs to Jharkhand, worked at a meat shop during the day, while he worked at the eatery in the night. He stayed in a rented accommodation at Kalyanpuri.
Shabbir was taken to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
“Shabbir died due to excessive bleeding as he was brutally stabbed,” the official added.
The incident has once again highlighted the fact that most of the murders that take place in Delhi are due to sudden provocation.
On Monday, a Punjab Police constable had allegedly opened fire at an eatery owner in Chanakyapuri, following an argument over payment of the bill. However, the bullet missed its target and the eatery owner escaped unhurt.
Delhi had witnessed 543 murders in 2011, of which 17% were due to sudden provocation or trivial reasons. The murders were committed for reasons ranging from argument over street dogs, buying curd, crying of an infant, beating drums, playing cricket and consuming liquor.