Man stabbed to death for resisting robbery in Delhi park
A case of robbery and murder has been registered at Govindpuri police station.delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2018 12:32 IST
A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death by four men for resisting a robbery on him and a female friend inside a park in Delhi’s Govindpuri on Saturday.
Deputy commissioner of police (south east) Chinmoy Biswal said the incident happened around 4.30 pm.
He said the victim Naresh and his friend were walking in the park when the four men came from behind and held them at knifepoint. One of them asked the two to hand over their belongings, but Naresh refused.
The woman had kept her mobile phone and wallet with Naresh.
“According to her, one of the men took out a mobile phone from Naresh’s pocket and tried to take out the other. He tried to stop them which led to a scuffle. During the scuffle, the man stabbed Naresh in the chest in front of her,” said Biswal.
After he fell on the ground, the four men took away their mobile phones and her wallet and fled the place.
The woman then rushed out of the park and raised an alarm. With the help of a security guard and a few passers-by, Naresh was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead.
The police was informed after the guard made a call. The body was later sent for post mortem to AIIMS.
Asked if the woman, too, was attacked, Biswal said she hasn’t mentioned this in her statement. Reportedly, there were injuries on her body too, but Biswal said those were caused due to a fall while she was running out of the forest to seek help.
“It’s full of stones and pebbles. While running she lost her balance and got injured,” said Biswal.
He added that a case of robbery and murder has been registered at Govindpuri police station.
“We have conducted several raids overnight and have also detained a few suspects, but so far, the accused have not been identified,” said Biswal.
Naresh, whose last name the police did not share, was a resident of Trilokpuri. He was working as a supervisor for a caterer. The 21-year-old woman is a resident of Tughlaqabad in south east Delhi and freelanced as a bridal make-up artist.
This is the second case of a couple being attacked in a city park. Last month, a 16-year-old was gang raped while her male friend was beaten inside a park in Shalimar Bagh, northwest Delhi.