Man stabbed to death in a crowded market in West Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2016 00:47 IST

A 50-year-old man was stabbed to death in the middle of a busy market in West Delhi’s Ranhola area on Saturday night.

The victim, Desh Raj, was cornered by three men at 8.30pm and stabbed six to seven times below his belt. The men fled the spot as Raj collapsed on the ground and bled to death. An eyewitness later made a PCR call after which a police team arrived at the spot and rushed Raj to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.

Investigation in the case has revealed that Desh Raj’s son is a witness to a murder case reported last year and had deposed in a court against the killers. He had reportedly been getting threat calls from unknown people asking him to turn hostile in the court or face consequences. The police suspects that the same gang may be behind the murder. No one was however arrested till late Sunday.

Desh Raj’s relatives said that they had asked his son to withdraw the complaint after he started receiving threat calls but he refused.

The police however said that he never approached them alleging the same. The police said that none of the eyewitnesses are willing to give a statement on record in the incident.

“We have registered a case in the matter and have begun the investigation. We will arrests the suspects soon,” a police officer said.

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