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Cousins stabbed in scuffle; one killed, another battles for life

Cousins stabbed in scuffle; one killed, another battles for life

New Delhi: A-22-year-old man succumbed to injuries while his cousin brother is battling for life with severe stab injuries after an unidentified man attacked the duo by a sharp knife in Northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area on Wednesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Prem Sanu Gaur (22), a resident of Kadipur, Kadi Vihar, and the injured as Dev Sharma (30), a resident of Bhajanpura.

The Police received a PCR call regarding the incident and rushed to the spot where two persons were found lying in an unconscious state with stab wounds. The police team rushed them to GTB hospital.

The incident was reported at around 9.05 pm on Wednesday in full public view near Khajuri Chowk in Bhajanpura area.

It is learnt that the two cousins were standing at Khajoori Chowk when they entered into an argument with a boy. The argument turned ugly when the boy took out a knife and stabbed the brothers.

As the attacker fled and people gathered at the spot, police was informed by the locals.

"During the investigation, it was learnt that an unidentified man, in his early 20s, had stabbed the two and fled from the spot," Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said.

"Gaur was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to injuries, while Sharma was undergoing treatment at GTB hospital. He has received injuries on his abdomen," said Additional DCP RP Meena.

"The motive behind the incident seems to be a sudden exchange of words, victims have their mobile phones and purses with them which means at least robbery was not the motive," said a senior police officer.

After the local inquiry, the Delhi police has identified the accused and teams have been formed to arrest him.

Cops say that once the accused is arrested, the exact provocation would get clear.

The victims were cousin while Gaur was a student. Sharma used to work as a mechanic in the Kashmere Gate area.

Police sources said that the duo had come to attend MTS ( Multi tasking Staff ) examination for Delhi police.

"A case of murder was registered and an investigation launched," Thakur said

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