Seven unidentified assailants allegedly barged into the house of a 32-year-old man and bludgeoned him to death in the presence of his parents.
The incident was reported from Shiv Vihar of northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar on Friday night. Rahul, an event manager, had returned home from a party on Friday night and gone straight to his room to sleep.
Around 10PM, someone knocked the door and Rahul’s father went to answer.
Before he could fully open the door, seven men armed with knives and helmets pushed him aside and started looking for Rahul.
“The men reportedly dragged Rahul out of his room and started punching him. A few of them kicked him in the stomach and started hitting him with their helmets. One of them then stabbed him in the thigh and abdomen,” a senior police officer said.
The seven assailants spent at least five minutes inside the house and beat Rahul till he collapsed on the ground bleeding profusely.
Rahul’s mother, who tried to intervene, was also hit on the head with a helmet and she fell unconscious. The men then left the house and drove away on bikes.
The locals and Rahul’s father then made a PCR call and rushed him to a nearby hospital. “He was alive when he was admitted and was taken for treatment. He, however, died early on Saturday. The doctors cited excessive blood loss as the cause of death. We have sent the body for a post-mortem following which it will be handed over to the family,” police said.
A case of murder has been registered against the men. The police detained four persons in connection with the case, but made no formal arrests until Saturday night.
“It is a case of personal enmity. We have identified a few people who may be involved and will be making the arrests soon,” police said.