New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A street vendor was stabbed to death by four people with whom he had an argument when they did not heed his request to stop creating a ruckus near his house after consuming alcohol, police said on Friday.
The incident was reported from Khayala in west Delhi around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday.
Deepak, known only by his first name, was stabbed multiple times and was declared dead when taken a private hospital, police said.
A police officer said the culprits, who are still on the run, barged into Deepak’s house on Thursday night and stabbed him repeatedly.
“In our initial investigation, we came to know that Deepak had a heated argument with the culprits two days ago when they were making a ruckus at a grocery shop near his house after drinking alcohol.
“It was also reported to us by Deepak’s neighbours that the culprits had threatened him with dire consequences following the argument,” the officer said.
He further said that one of the accused, identified as Uday, also known with his first name, is the shop keeper who would allow his friends to consume alcohol at his shop.
The other culprits, whose names police did not divulge, were the friends of the shopkeeper.
Police also got to know in its investigation that the shopkeeper and his friends would drink alcohol and create ruckus in the area mostly every day.