Delhi: Man stabbed to death over argument, two held

Picking up an argument under the influence of alcohol with strangers cost a 35-year-old man his life in Delhi.

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 23:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Picking up an argument under the
influence of alcohol with strangers cost a 35-year-old man his
life in Delhi.

35-year-old Ram Avtar was allegedly stabbed to death by a
man with the help of his friend, who is a juvenile, after he
picked up an argument with the duo near a shop in Ambedkar
Nagar in Dakshinpuri in the capital, police said today.
Police have arrested 20-year-old Nitin, a sweeper who
they claimed was feared by the people in the area, and his
16-year-old friend, a 10th class drop-out.

Avtar`s body was found lying at G-block in Dakshinpuri
last week. No eyewitness was available and it was a case of
"blind murder", police said.

During course of investigation it was found that the
deceased was a motor mechanic and was in habit of taking
liquor, they said.

He left his parents many years ago and started living
in Sultanpuri and had come to Dakshinpuri to meet his brother
Dharam Singh.
"While on his way, he went to a shop where he picked up
an argument with the duo. Avtar was under the influence of
alcohol at that time," police said.

"In a fit of rage, Nitin stabbed the victim with the
help of his friend," they said.

During investigation, local residents, shopkeepers and
other persons were examined to collect information.

The next day, one local shopkeeper who was the eyewitness
of the incident was traced. He stated that due to fear of the
accused persons he left for his relative`s house in the night.

Police have also recovered a knife from the two accused.

PTI