Mangolpuri, Delhi: 25 year bajrang dal activist Rinku Sharma murdered by 4 muslim youth for chanting Jai Shri Ram

Delhi Man Rinku Sharma stabbed to death

Mangolpuri, Delhi: 25 year bajrang dal activist Rinku Sharma murdered by 4 muslim youth for chanting Jai Shri Ram
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Both the victim and the accused had an argument over their eatery business in Delhi, which had to be shut down after they started incurring losses, police, said, adding that these facts are being verified.

 A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by four men following a quarrel at a birthday party in outer Delhi's Mangolpuri area, police said on Thursday.

The man, 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.

All the four accused - Zahid, Mehtab, Danish and Islam - were arrested on Thursday, police said.Both 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.

According to the police, on Wednesday night, when both the victim and accused men were attending the birthday party, an argument broke out between them over their food joints in Rohini. They also slapped and threatened each after which they left.

The two parties had similar tussles over the same issue sometime back as well, police said.

Later, the four men went to Rinku Sharma's house where he, along with his elder brother, were already standing outside with sticks. A fight broke out between the two sides again during which the accused stabbed Mr Sharma and escaped from the spot, a senior police officer said.

The victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries, he said.

During enquiry, it emerged that both the parties had opened their respective eateries in nearby areas in Rohini in October last year. But both were incurring losses and had to be closed down. The two parties blamed each other for the losses and often had heated arguments over the issue, he added.

Sudhanshu Dhama, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) said, "All the four men have been arrested and a case has been registered against them."

Sharma was allegedly dragged outside the house, punched and kicked over a dozen times before being stabbed in the back with a large knife. The accused fled leaving him lying in a pool of blood. The family members then rushed him to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital. Ankit claimed the assailants intercepted them again while they were on their way to the hospital. The attackers allegedly reached the hospital too. 

The kin of the deceased alleged that he was on the group’s radar for the past six months. A brawl had taken place while he was bursting crackers during a Jagrukta rally organised in the area. He was a member of Bajrang Dal and BJP’s youth wing. The family claimed that the main perpetrator was still absconding.

While police claimed there was no communal angle to the murder, personnel were deployed in the area to prevent any skirmish. Cops are also looking into a video of the incident in which an accused was seen waving a knife at Sharma, which went viral on Thursday.