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Snatchers stab 18-yr-old to death in East Delhi

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2010 23:39 IST
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An 18-year-old student was allegedly stabbed to death in broad daylight when he reportedly resisted a robbery attempt at an east Delhi park on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred around 11 am at the Sanjay Jheel park located in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar area and the victim has been identified as Dheeraj Kumar, a resident of Mandawali.

"Dheeraj was sitting in the park with one of his female friends when three unidentified assailants approached them," said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.

Police said Kumar, the son of a PWD official, was a Class 10 student at a government school located at the Malcha Marg.

Gang of four busted

Meanwhile, a gang involved in runaway crimes in the capital for many years was busted on Sunday.

Two hundred chain snatchings — in NCR and even in Mumbai — and lakhs of rupees spent on a lavish lifestyle later the four accused were held on Saturday minutes before they could commit another crime near the Laxmi Nagar Metro Station in east Delhi.

They were identified as Siddhant Verma (28), the gang leader, Shailender Singh (28), Sheetal Chawla (27) and Sagar Jadhav (23), the receiver of the stolen chains.

“On an average, the gang would snatch two to three chains on a daily basis,” Sharad Aggarwal, DCP (west), Delhi.

According to police, Verma reportedly belongs to a family of jewellers.

“His father was a famous jeweller in Karol Bagh and Verma did his schooling from a convent school,” said a senior police officer.

But things started going downhill for him after his father passed away.

“After the death of his father he took over the business but lost his family’s wealth which had accumulated over generations due to his lavish life style and bad habits,” the officer said.