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Delhi businessman stabbed to death for objecting to lewd remarks on daughter

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 May 2019, 08:22 AM
Police said the businessman succumbed to injuries on Monday morning. (Image Credit: ANI)
Police said the businessman succumbed to injuries on Monday morning. (Image Credit: ANI)

A 52-year-old businessman was stabbed to death outside his house allegedly for objecting to lewd comments made by some boys on his daughter. The incident took place in Basai Darapur area of West Delhi's Moti Nagar on Sunday morning at around 12:30 am, police said. Victim’s 19-year-old son also got injured in the incident and is getting treatment at a hospital.

Confirming the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said a case has been registered and four persons have been arrested.

"A man was stabbed to death by his neighbours after he objected to their lewd remarks and molestation attempts directed to his daughter in Basai Darapur under Moti Nagar police station limits on the night of Sunday,12 May. His son was also stabbed and is admitted in the hospital. 4 arrested," the police official said.

According to reports, the man had taken his daughter to a hospital after she complained of severe headache. While returning home on a two-wheeler some boys made indecent gestures and passed lewd comments on his 27-year-old daughter.

The businessman dropped his daughter home, went to complain to the boys' father about their behaviour. His daughter informed her brother and mother about the incident, claimed a nephew of the businessman, who did not want to be named.

“My brother and his daughter were returning from the hospital. The lane was almost blocked by 4-5 men. When he honked at them they made lewd remarks and tried to molest her. After dropping her when he went back to them, they attacked him. Their families helped them in the attack,” deceased’s brother was quoted as saying by ANI.

Hearing the commotion, some people came out of their houses, but no one intervened, instead they started recording videos on their mobile phones, the family member said. After a while, someone known to their family, rushed to help to take the father-son duo to a hospital, he said.

Police said the businessman succumbed to injuries on Monday morning, while his son is battling for life.

The man had sustained multiple injuries on the abdomen and stomach and his son on the shoulder and other vital parts of the body, the family member said.

The family of the deceased claimed that the boys, who live in their neighbourhood, drink, smoke and pass comments on passersby and one of them were recently released from jail. The body was handed over to the family after an autopsy and a report is awaited, police said.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 08:22 AM
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