Man chased, stabbed to death in Delhi’s Alaknanda near CR Parkdelhi Updated: Mar 05, 2018 22:47 IST
The victim identified as Dashrath Mukhiya worked as a cook in Greater Kailash area.(Getty Images)
A 35-year-old man who worked as a cook in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash area was stabbed to death after a late-night chase on foot in Alaknanda on Sunday, police said.
The crime took place around 10 pm outside Yamuna Apartments when the victim, Dashrath Mukhiya, was walking back home after work.
Police said that a CCTV camera installed near Godawari Apartments recorded two attackers chasing Mukhiya along a footpath, though the stabbing was not captured in the camera because of poor lighting in the area.
Two people were taken into custody on Monday evening for questioning but no arrests were made till late night, police said.
“In the footage, Mukhiya is seen running and falling on the footpath. He is then seen getting up, running, and finally falling in front of a security guard outside Godawari Apartments. The camera has recorded the attackers fleeing after Mukhiya falls on the road,” said a police officer associated with the probe.
The investigators suspect that he may have been murdered over personal enmity because his cell phone was found intact and R450 were found on his person.
Praveer Ranjan, special commissioner of police (southern range), said that Mukhiya told the apartment security guard that he was stabbed by two men before falling unconscious. A native of Bihar’s Darbhanga , he had been living in Delhi for 14 years and stayed in a rented room in Tughlaqabad Extension. He was married and had two children. The family had moved to Delhi only three months ago.
“Around 10pm on Sunday, the CR Park police station received information about an injured man near Yamuna Apartments. Spot enquiry revealed that the man was stabbed by unknown persons. He was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (south).
Mukhiya suffered two deep stabs in his chest. His body was later sent for autopsy. “We have registered a case of murder and probing it from all possible angles,” said Baaniya. One of the suspects seen in the footage may have been known to Mukhiya, police said.