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Delhi: 25-year-old ice cream vendor stabbed to death near India Gate

In a bid to expedite the investigation, law enforcement authorities are meticulously scanning CCTV footage from the area, hoping to glean crucial evidence that will lead to the identification and subsequent arrest of the accused.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Updated on: April 25, 2024 9:09 IST
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Image Source : PTI/FILE PHOTO Security personnel stand guard at the barricaded Kartavya Path near the India Gate in New Delhi.

A grim turn of events unfolded late Wednesday evening near India Gate in Delhi as a 25-year-old ice cream vendor named Prabhakar was fatally stabbed during a brawl. The Delhi Police has swiftly responded, registering a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Efforts are underway to identify and apprehend the perpetrator(s) responsible for this heinous crime.

"We will register accordingly and 9 teams of PS and 3 teams of special staff have been constituted for the search of accused," said police. "We could only find money in his bag and watch on his hand .. no i card.. so name is not sure yet," added DCP New Delhi.

Arrest made

In a significant development, the Delhi Police have apprehended the accused, who was on the run, with the assistance of CCTV cameras installed in nearby shops.

Police response

Following reports of a knife attack on an ice cream vendor late Wednesday evening, the Delhi Police promptly transported the victim to the hospital. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries soon after.

Preliminary investigation

Preliminary investigations suggested that the victim was attacked with a knife during a confrontation. The police disclosed that the victim sustained three wounds, one of which was fatal. Money and a watch were recovered from the victim’s bag.

Legal action

In response to the heinous crime, authorities have registered a case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the perpetrator(s). Investigations are ongoing, with efforts focused on apprehending the accused and conducting further inquiries.

Previous incident

This tragic incident echoes a similar occurrence in February, when another 25-year-old ice cream vendor was stabbed multiple times near Chandni Chowk in north Delhi. Despite intensive investigations, the assailants responsible for that attack are yet to be brought to justice.

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