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Three dead in separate incidents on Holi

While many Delhiites celebrated the festival of Holi, three separate murder incidents were reported across the Capital. Many of the murders were a result of minor arguments turning into violent confrontations.

In the first incident, a 40- year-old man died after he was beaten with sticks and batons after an argument over playing loud music in Outer Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area on Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Girdhari Mandal. He worked as an auto-rickshaw driver and lived with his family at F-block in Shahbad Dairy.

Police said Mandal had an argument with his neighbour Babloo Mandal, who is also his relative, over playing loud music. Babloo along with Shiv and two of his friends attacked Mandal with batons. Mandal suffered serious injuries and died during treatment at a nearby hospital early Tuesday. "Babloo and his neighbor Shiv was feeling irritated because of the music. When they asked Mandal to stop the music, an argument broke out between them," said a police official.

"A case of murder was registered and two of the accused have been arrested. We are looking for the other two," the officer said.

In the second incident, a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death after he had an argument with a group of four men, who used to reside in the same neighbourhood.

Police said that they received a call about the incident at 3 pm. Soon, they rushed a team to the spot. The deceased was identified as Dhirender Sharma.

Family members of the deceased told the cops that he had gone to celebrate Holi with his friends and had promised to come back home in two hours as they had to go to meet their relatives.

Police said that Sharma was immediately rushed to the hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

"An argument broke out between Sharma and the accused when the latter allegedly smeared some mud-like substance on Sharma. The argument escalated and one of the juveniles whipped out a knife and stabbed Sharma in his chest, puncturing his heart," said a senior police officer.

Police said that they have launched a hunt and the four juveniles are presently at large. They said that they are scanning the CCTV footages of the adjoining area as well to ascertain the sequence of events.

The third murder was reported in north-west Delhi's Bharat Nagar area at 5 pm, in which a 24-year-old man was bludgeoned to death after he had an argument with a group of men. The victim, police said, was released from jail about six months ago. He was jailed after he murdered his friend in Alipur.

Cops said that they reached the spot soon after they received the call and rushed the man, identified as

Jeetu, who was bleeding profusely, to a nearby hospital, where the doctors pronounced him dead.
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