Last Updated: September 10, 2023, 19:24 IST
Eight people, all minors, were arrested on Saturday by Delhi Police for allegedly stabbing a 20-year-old to death in full public view in the national capital’s Sangam Vihar area. CCTV footage of the brutal crime went viral on social media in which it can be seen that no one from the crowd intervened to rescue the victim as the accused dragged the victim down a narrow street.
As per media reports, the horrific assault continued for several seconds as the accused kicked and dragged the victim before stabbing him multiple times before dozens of bystanders.
A senior police officer told IANS that they got a PCR call of the incident at around 7:30 pm on Saturday night that a man was stabbed. The victim identified as Dilshad (20) was brought to Majidia Hospital, Tughlakabad extension from where the police were alerted.
“On receipt of the PCR call, a police team reached Majidia Hospital and found Dilshad was undergoing treatment in critical condition. He had multiple stab injuries on his chest and other parts of his body. He was on ventilator support. Later he was referred to Safdarjung hospital,” IANS quoted the police official as saying.
“All the eight turned out to be juvenile. They were apprehended. During interrogation, it came out that an altercation followed by minor fights that took place near Jat Dharamshala about a year ago. Last night they again had a fight in which Dilshad was murdered,” the police added.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against all the juvenile accused under section 307/34 of IPC. Later, Dilshad succumbed during the course of treatment and section 302 (murder) of IPC was added to the FIR.
(With IANS inputs)