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20-year-old stabbed to death in south-west Delhi

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New Delhi: A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death over a petty dispute involving his goggles in south west Delhi’s Kapashera area, police said today.

Rupak was stabbed multiple times by accused Lokesh, 26, with a sharp object in a barber’s shop yesterday. Lokesh had picked up Rupak’s goggles and did not return it to him which led to a quarrel between them, said Surender Kumar, DCP (south west).

He was rushed to Jag Shanti hospital in Kapashera where he succumbed to his injuries at around 7.30 pm yesterday, the officer said.

Eye witness Alam, told police that Rupak had visited his shop for a hair cut and put his goggle on the table. Lokesh who had also come to the shop picked up the goggle and refused to return it back when asked by Rupak.

A quarrel started between them and Lokesh allegedly took out a sharp article from his pocket and stabbed Rupak several times. After that, Lokesh ran away from the spot.

Lokesh was arrested by police near a bus stand in Ghummanhera in the wee hours today.

The weapon used for and the blood soaked clothes of the accused have been recovered, the officer said.

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