Arjun Kumar (22) of Ali Mohalla died while his friend Rahul of the same locality sustained serious injuries after they were attacked by about 10 unidentified persons with sharp-edged weapons outside Naaz Theatre at 10.30 pm on Tuesday.
Rahul was fighting for life at the Jalandhar civil hospital as he sustained injuries on various parts of his body.
The police said that it was result of old rivalry which led to the attack on the deceased and his friend. They said both were standing outside the theatre and almost all shops on the main road were closed at the time of the incident.
The family members of both the victims rushed to the civil hospital after getting the information. Interestingly, the incident took place near the police station and the civil hospital where security persons remain present all the time. Till the filing of the report, the attackers had not been identified. Senior officials reached the spot.