Youth killed in Delhi, 3 held (Lead)

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New Delhi : A youth was killed while two passersby suffered injuries when a fight broke out on a Delhi street, police said on Wednesday, adding that three persons have been arrested.

The incident occurred in the south Delhi area late on Tuesday when a group of youngsters clashed apparently over personal enmity, a police officer said.

A call was received by the Police Control Room about a man lying in a pool of blood. The caller said he had bullet and stab injuries.

"A police team reached the spot in Tigri and found the man, who was identified as Saghir. They also found the two others with gun shot injuries.

"All were taken to a nearby hospital where Saghir was declared brought dead," Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.

Three accused including two juveniles have been arrested from a hideout in Ambedkar Nagar, Baaniya said. "It was found that the victim and those nabbed are distant relatives," he said, adding that further investigations are on.

"Saghir who was sentenced in a murder case in 2017, was released from Tihar Central Jail in January on bail. The accused who belonged to a rival gang were waiting for a chance to kill the victim since then. They saw Saghir walking near a mosque on Tigri main road and opened fire on him," the officer said.

"Saghir to save his life ran at least half a kilometre but was overpowered by the accused persons near a park at the DDA flats. The accused stabbed him at least three to four times and also shot him," he said.

"A manhunt is on to nab the accused persons, as there is a possibility of the involvement of some more people in the case," he added.

Published : Wednesday, August 08, 2018 20:00 [IST]
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