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NRI held for stabbing two at Manhattan

india Updated: Feb 27, 2008 13:27 IST

An NRI gem importer has been held for stabbing two men at their jewellery business office in Diamond District of Manhattan.

The police said Pritam Sharma, 38, of New Jersey, entered NFS Diamonds, on Monday afternoon and argued with the firm's owner, Eyal Yehiel, demanding some money he claimed Yehiel owed him.

In the heat of the argument, he whipped out a kitchen knife and stabbed the man in the chest, according to the police.

An NFS associate, identified as Yehiel's brother-in-law, Wyzak Goeta, who tried to intervene was also slashed on his right hand, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.

Sharma was also injured in the scuffle. The three were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, the police said.

Sharma was charged with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

"He's a sick man... He came with a knife," Goeta told the Post.