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Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

2 killed, 4 hurt as masked men go on stabbing spree in Delhi’s Mangolpuri

A group of six or seven unidentified masked men who allegedly wanted to avenge the murder of a friend, went on a stabbing spree in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Wednesday night .

cities Updated: Aug 31, 2018 08:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The killers were looking for a man who allegedly murdered their friend earlier in August.
The killers were looking for a man who allegedly murdered their friend earlier in August.(Getty Images)

Two men were killed and four others injured after a group of six or seven unidentified masked men allegedly went on a stabbing spree in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Wednesday night.

Police said the attackers had gone to Mangolpuri’s Block I to kill a man, who goes by the single name Prince, in order to avenge the death of their friend, Abhishek, who was allegedly killed by Prince 10 days ago.

“When the men could not find Prince, they began attacking people at random. Those attacked were all innocent residents, who were not related to Prince or the attack on Abhishek,” Rajender Singh Sagar, additional deputy commissioner of police (Outer), said.

Police identified the two men killed during the stabbing spree as Karanveer Singh,47, and Dinesh Sharma,28. The attackers, while fleeing, also stabbed a 50-year-old Delhi Jal Board employee Suresh, Irshad,30, Vinay,35, and a fourth person who is yet to b identified.

Suresh and the other injured persons were admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and their condition is stable. The police, quoting eyewitnesses, said one of the attackers carried a pistol and fired a couple of rounds in the air while fleeing.

Sagar said around 11pm, six or seven persons came looking for Prince. When they did not find Prince, they started threatening locals that they had come to take revenge and would not return without attacking anyone. They then stabbed innocent residents and fled, he said.

“We have learnt that around 10 days ago, Prince and Abhishek had a fight. Prince attacked him and he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday. His death enraged his associates who then decided to avenge his killing,” Sagar said.

Singh’s son Jitender said he was outside his home when Dinesh, who was injured and bleeding, told him that Singh was stabbed near the temple. “I rushed there and found my father unconscious with a stab wound to the stomach. I took my neighbour’s scooter and rushed him to the hospital where he succumbed to injuries,” Jitender said, adding that Dinesh, too, died during treatment.

A case of murder and attempt to murder was registered at the Mangolpuri police station against unknown persons. The attackers were captured by some CCTV cameras. Investigators are analysing the footage to identify them.

“We have got some clues. Over two dozen persons are being questioned. The suspects will be caught soon,” Sagar said.

Singh painted houses for a living and lived with his wife and four children. Dinesh worked in a shoe factory in outer Delhi. He originally belonged to Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. He lived in a rented room with his relatives, the police said.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 01:27 IST