A 46-year-old employee of the Indian Railways,suspended from service less than two months ago,stabbed a co-worker on Wednesday afternoon. The injured man was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and his condition is reported to be critical.
According to police,the incident occurred around 2 pm on Monday when the accused,Dinesh Marmu,stabbed his colleague,Bhagwan Singh (50),outside Rail Bhawan. Marmu,who hails from Munger district in Bihar,was suspended from service on December 30 last year. He had come to Delhi to meet senior politicians and Railway officials to appeal against his suspension.
Marmu came to Delhi from Bihar on February 1 and was staying in the restroom at the New Delhi railway station. He wanted to meet top Railway officials,and became irritated when he did not succeed, said a police officer.
In frustration,he stabbed Singh,who was sitting in the park outside Rail Bhawan with his friends. Marmu just randomly picked out Singh and stabbed him in the neck with a sharp object. The two were not known to each other, the officer added.
Marmu was arrested by the Railway Police Force (RPF),who then handed him over to the Delhi Police. Sources in the RPF said he was placed under suspension in December 2011 for dereliction of duty,and the case was under inquiry.
During questioning,Marmu claimed he was placed under suspension after he alerted the CBI about his colleague accepting Rs 200 as bribe.
Singh,who suffered lacerated wounds on his neck,was admitted to the RML ICU. Singh is a resident of Issapur in Najafgarh area.