Vishwa Hindu Parishad has claimed that the deceased was killed because he was collecting donations for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, but the police have denied these allegations.
The police said that a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by four men. It is said that this incident happened after a quarrel at a birthday party in outer Delhi’s Mangolapuri area, on Thursday.
The deceased, identified as Rinku Sharma, got into a heated argument with the four men at a birthday party on Wednesday night. The four accused later went to victim’s house and stabbed him with a knife, they said.
Zahid, Mehtab, Danish and Islam are the four accused in this case. They were arrested on Thursday.
The victim and the accused had an argument over their eatery business which had to be shut down after they started incurring losses, police, said, adding that these facts are being verified.
The trouble between the victim and the accused started on Wednesday night, when they were attending a birthday party. An argument broke out between them over their food joints in Rohini. They slapped and threatened each after which they left.
According to the police, the two groups had many tussles over the same issue many times.
The four men went to Sharma’s house to talk but the victim along with his elder brother were already standing outside with sticks. A scuffle broke out between the two sides again during which the accused stabbed Sharma and fled from the spot, a senior police officer said.
The victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, he said.
During the enquiry, it emerged that both the parties had opened their respective eateries in nearby areas in Rohini in October last year. But both incurred losses and had to be close them down. They blamed each other for the losses and often had heated arguments over the issue.
Sudhanshu Dhama, additional deputy commissioner of police (outer) said, “All the four men have been arrested and a case has been registered against them.”
Meanwhile, the leaders of the the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claimed that Sharma was killed as he was associated with the organisation and because he was collecting donations for Ram temple at Ayodhya.
The police, however, has denied these allegations and said both the parties shared rivalry over their eatery business which ran into losses and had to be shut down.
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