In a shocking and tragic incident at Delhi University's South Campus on Sunday, Nikhil Chauhan, a student was brutally stabbed to death by two others in broad daylight. The incident unfolded while both the accused individuals and the victim were present on campus attending their classes.
A screengrab from a CCTV footage nearby surfaced on the internet. One can see two men on a bike. It is claimed that they are the accused fleeing away after stabbing the victim, Nikhil Chauhan.
Accused Held by Delhi Police
The Delhi Police have swiftly taken action and nabbed the two accused involved in the incident. In the meantime, the victim's body has been taken into custody and transferred for a thorough postmortem examination on Sunday, which will aid in further investigation.
Police shared a detailed statement on the incident and gave information about the arrests. Manoj C, DCP South West Delhi said, "...When Police reached there, it was found that the victim is Nikhil Chauhan - a first year student of the School of Open Learning. Further investigation revealed that a week ago, Chauhan had a brawl with Rahul and Yash. Yesterday, Rahul, Yash and others came here to seek revenge. They stabbed Nikhil Chauhan. We have arrested two people - Rahul and his associate Haroon. We have identified others as well. We will arrest them too."
Victim Stabbed For Misbehaviour Towards His Girlfriend
Preliminary investigations suggest that the 19-year-old victim, identified as Nikhil Chauhan from Paschim Vihar, was fatally stabbed for reportedly objecting to the misbehaviour directed towards his girlfriend. The attack on the student was reported to be particularly brutal, leading to his untimely demise.
Another Incident Reported Same Day in Delhi
This recent tragedy comes in the wake of another distressing incident that occurred in Delhi's RK Puram area. On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, two women were shot dead, and the chilling video capturing the shooting was circulated on social media platforms. The incident took place in Ambedkar Basti, RK Puram.
Eyewitness Account and Chief Minister's Response
According to an eyewitness interviewed by a news channel, the dispute leading to the shooting incident was related to a monetary matter. The altercation escalated when a few individuals resorted to firing shots randomly with a pistol.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased women via a tweet. He also raised concerns about the law and order situation in Delhi, stating that there might be a conspiracy to undermine the Delhi government's authority.