Row over cricket ground results in stabbing spree
Two groups of boys clashed and stabbed each other on Tuesday evening in Mehrauli in a public park over cricket ground. The police have reported that a total of four youth were injured and have been treated for stab wounds.
Police said the nature of injuries were not severe as the injured youths had superficial cut marks including the 18-year-old youth who was the first to pull out a Swiss knife to attack the rivals.
While three of them have been discharged from the hospital, two others continued to remain hospitalised on Wednesday.
"The parents of the accused had to intervene and counsel them. We have identified all the persons suspected to be involved in the clash. They have been called for questioning," said Additional Commissioner of Police, (south) Chinmoy Biswal.
According to police, the incident took place on Tuesday evening at Jamali Kamali Park in Mehrauli, a few hundred meters from Qutab Minar.
The two groups clashed over a much sought after cricket pitch in the park after a verbal fight.
Sandeep, a local youth, and his friends decided to play a cricket match at the pitch.
Around 5 pm, another group of local youths, led by 18-year-old Abdul Samad, arrived at the ground and demanded that the pitch be vacated.
"Samad and his group opened a multi-purpose kit containing a small knife and attacked the other party. The assailants fled the spot after thrashing and stabbing Sandeep and his three friends," Biswal said.
A case of attempted murder was subsequently registered on Sandeep's statement.