Two men were stabbed to death on Tuesday in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. The assaulters were a Class 10 student and a 19-year-old scrap dealer. The crime was recorded on CCTV, and the footage was quickly viral on social media platforms.
The footage shows the escalation of a road rage into murder- one of the victims appears to slap one of the attackers, leading to a scuffle that ends with the attackers taking out knives and stabbing them.
The victims were identified as 23-year-old Rohit Aggarwal, a resident of Shiv Ram Park, who was also a civil defense volunteer and Ghanshyam Ratan, 20, a laborer at a dairy in Nihal Vihar. The two victims were reportedly friends.
A senior officer stated that the incident took place when Aggrawal and Ratan were returning on a scooter after attending a wedding. When they reached near Udyog Vihar Metro station, a motorcycle brushed past their scooter.
“This led to an argument between the Aggarwal and Ratan and Pradeep Kohli and his juvenile associate aged 17 The two victims left the spot, but Kohli and the Class 10 student caught up with them in a lane and picked a fight. During the fight, Kohli and the juvenile took out a knife and stabbed both Aggarwal and Ratan multiple times. As soon as the duo collapsed, the attackers fled the spot on their bike,” reported a second police officer, who wishes to be anonymous.