40-yr-old man stabbed 22 times in Delhi: Accused suspected victim was having relationship with his mother; 3 arrested

New Delhi: A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death by three youths as one of them suspected that the victim was in an illicit relationship with his mother, police said on Wednesday.

The man, Raju alias Mamraj, was stabbed 22 times with a dagger by Aman (20), Ashish (21) and Sahil (19), who have been arrested, they said.

The incident was reported from southwest Delhi's Dwarka. On 17 April, the police were informed that a man was lying with fatal stab injuries near the Peer Baba Majar. He was rushed to the Deen

Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Hari Nagar where he was declared brought dead.

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Raju's family members suspected the role of Aman as he was suspicious about the victim having an illicit relationship with his mother, police said.

On 16 April, Raju had gone to Aman's house where they had quarrelled. The accused had warned Raju against coming to his house, they said.

During investigation, Aman's mobile phone was put on surveillance and it was found that he was changing his location constantly.

On the basis of technical surveillance, houses of Aman's relatives in Azadpur and Deenpur and other possible hideouts were searched, but he could not be arrested.

Police said a trap was also laid at Aman's house and subsequently, he was nabbed while he was coming to his house, the police said.

During interrogation, Aman revealed that he had killed Raju along with with his associates Ashish and Sahil, who were later arrested.

Aman revealed that he suspected that Raju was "over-friendly" with his mother, said Shibesh Singh, deputy comissioner of police (Dwarka).

He also said that he had told Raju several times not to come to his house, but the deceased still visited his house regularly, the officer said.

He made a plan with his friends to kill Raju and on 17 April stabbed him 22 times with a dagger, the DCP said.

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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2018 11:25:33 IST