Delhi

Son of police officer, two others held for stabbing man to death

Victim was trying to help a shop owner being targetted by trio

A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death when he tried to intervene in a fight between a paan shop owner and three men on Saturday in Rohini, the police said.

The three accused, including a son of a police officer, have been arrested, they said.

Victim Rajat Chaudhary used to run a mobile repairing shop, the police said, adding that the accused have been identified as Gaurav, Sachin and Prince.

A senior officer said the incident was reported around 1 a.m. by the hospital, where the victim was admitted.

The police were told that the accused had come to a paan shop owned by one Vipin.

Snatched scooter keys

“The accused were drinking in their car at that time. The paan shop owner had shut his shop when the accused asked him to open it. On refusing, the trio thrashed him and snatched his mobile phone. They also took his scooter keys,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, Rajat was passing by with his friends to get cold drinks when the pan shop owner ran sought his help.

Following this, Rajat intervened and asked them to back off.

“An argument ensued between Rajat and Gaurav during which the latter pulled out a knife and stabbed him,” the officer added.

The accused allegedly boasted of their “contacts” and fled the spot.

Rajat's friends rushed him to a nearby private hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Kin protest

His family members and relatives also staged a protest on Saturday, the police said.

“Gaurav is the son of a police officer posted in north-west district,” they added.

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