A 39-year-old video game parlour operator was attacked by his knife-wielding brother when he refused to lend him money to buy liquor in southeast Delhi on Monday night, the police said.
The police said that the incident was reported from Govindpuri area and the victim, identified as Mahender Pal Singh, is currently recuperating at AIIMS Trauma Centre while his younger brother, Gurinder, has been arrested.
"Mahender was at the video game parlour that he runs in Tigri Extension area when Gurinder approached him. Gurinder then demanded money to buy liquor from his elder brother to which the latter refused. Angry at this refusal, an enraged Gurinder got hold of a kitchen knife from an adjacent room and attacked Mahender with it,” said a police officer.
Mahender, the police said, was rushed to the Trauma Centre with facial and shoulder injuries after eyewitnesses lodged a complaint. "He suffered lots of blood loss due to the attack but is now stable,” the officer said. Gurinder was arrested and a case of attempt to murder has been registered at the Govindpuri police station.
According to police records, only 13 per cent of the total murder cases registered in the Capital were attributed to crime while a majority were triggered by sudden provocation and passion.
On March 5, a 25-year-old man, who had allegedly killed his friend at the end of a heated argument over which car was better in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, was arrested from Bihar.