A tiff over Rs 300 led to the murder of two friends on Friday night in Outer Delhi. Rahul (22) allegedly stabbed his friend Sanjay (23) after Sanjay refused to return the money he had borrowed from him. In retaliation, Sanjay’s relatives and friends allegedly stabbed Rahul, who succumbed to injuries on Saturday morning.
According to police, Rahul and Sanjay met on Friday afternoon along with four other friends. Sanjay had reportedly borrowed Rs 300 from Rahul. On Friday, Rahul asked Sanjay to return the money. Sanjay, however, said he did not owe him any money. The two got into an argument but the others pacified them.
Around 10.30 pm the same day, Rahul and his two friends met Sanjay and his companions at Block F7 in Sultanpuri. They fought over the issue once again. This time, Rahul stabbed Sanjay, police said. The two groups then attacked each other with knives, police said.
“Rahul and his friends clashed with Sanjay and his companions on Friday night over a sum of Rs 300. The two groups got into a heated argument and Rahul, in a fit of rage, stabbed Sanjay. Sanjay’s relatives and friends then stabbed Rahul. While Sanjay was declared brought dead at Sanjay Gandhi hospital on Friday night, Rahul succumbed to injuries on Saturday morning. Three persons were injured in the clash. We have registered an FIR against both groups under sections of murder and attempt to murder. Three persons have been arrested,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Vikramjit Singh said.
“Sanjay and Rahul were casual labourers in Sultanpuri area. They often borrowed money from each other. This time, however, things went wrong,” an officer said.