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Drunk man goes on rampage with blade in outer Delhi, injures 5 and slashes self

Shubham was allegedly drunk when he approached a kiosk in Mongolpuri’s industrial area for a cigarette. He picked up a fight when the shop owner refused to give change for Rs 500.

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2017 16:43 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi crime,Blade fight
A case has been registered against Shubham and the police are waiting for him to recover before arresting him. (HT Photo)

A 24-year-old drunk man went on a rampage with a shaving blade, slashing five people at a neighbourhood in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Sunday night.

The man also ended up hurting himself with the same blade when people tried to restrain him. The violence ended with people thrashing the man before handing him over to the police.

The accused has been identified as Shubham, a native of Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh. He works at a factory in Mangolpuri’s industrial area and lives in a rented room in the same area.

According to MN Tiwari, DCP Outer Delhi, the problem began when a sloshed Shubham visited a cigarette kiosk in his neighbourhood on Sunday night. However, the shop owner, 64-year-old Babulal, turned him away as he did not have change for Rs 500 that Shubham offered for a tobacco product.

Shubham allegedly picked up a fight with the shop owner over this issue. When he tried to get physically violent, locals intervened and forced Shubham to back off.

“The accused left the spot at that time, but soon returned with a shaving blade and attacked the shopkeeper, his wife and son,” said the DCP.

Shubham had “a free hand” with the blade for a brief while before other people in the neighbourhood could react. When neighbours tried to control him, he attacked them too.

As people controlled Shubham, he turned the blade on himself. That, however, did not evoke any sympathy in the people who badly thrashed him before a police team reached the spot and rescued him.

A total of six persons, including the attacker, were admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in the neighbourhood. One of them underwent a surgery, but police said none of their injuries was life-threatening.

A case has been registered against Shubham and the police are waiting for him to recover before arresting him. Shubham did not have a criminal past, said police.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 16:26 IST