Shopkeeper stabbed to death in City

A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death for reportedly objecting to misbehaviour with a woman in north-west Delhi's Subhash Place on Sunday evening.

The accused has criminal history, including two cases of murder, said the police on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Monu, who worked as a shopkeeper in a garments shop.

According to the police, the attack took place when he was talking to the woman at around 5:30 pm.

“She was the former girlfriend of the accused, Pappu. The three of them live in the same neighbourhood in Subhash Place,” said a police officer.

They said Pappu saw the two talking and passed a lewd comment at the woman. She objected to it and confronted Pappu. An argument ensued between the two, and Monu intervened to support the woman.

“This enraged Pappu. The two men had a scuffle, during which Pappu whipped out a knife and stabbed Monu,” said the officer.

Monu was stabbed in his chest and abdomen. Eyewitnesses told the police Pappu and the woman fled once Monu collapsed.

Locals then called the police control room and rushed Monu to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Members of Monu’s family have told the police Pappu did not approve of the woman’s friendship with Monu. Pappu also used to stalk women, they said.

“We have recorded the statement of eyewitnesses and Monu's friend. A team is also working to trace the woman,” said the police officer.

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