A 34-year-old engineer was stabbed to death by unidentified persons on Thursday night in Safdarjung Enclave.
Relatives said the man bled to death with two of the city’s biggest government hospitals, Safdarjung and AIIMS, and two police stations, within a few minutes reach from the crime scene.
Amit Virmani, assistant manager at a private cable-service providing company, was walking to the AIIMS metro station from his Safdarjung Enclave office when he was struck at around 9.30 pm, the police said.
“Amit left office at around 9.10 pm. He was walking on the Factory Road to AIIMS metro station. Amit was attacked when he was crossing a narrow road wedged between Shanti Avedna Sadan and Safdarjung Hospital, leading to a JJ cluster settlement,” his colleague Pawan Yadav said.
Sunil, the owner of a fleet of taxis, which stand just next to the spot where Amit was stabbed said that his drivers were the ones who first rushed to Amit. “A huge crowd gathered and one motorcyclist also gave the injured man some water to drink. Many people, including one of my drivers made three PCR calls but the police did not arrive and the some of the calls went unanswered by the control room. After half an hour, the police reached and rushed the injured man to AIIMS Truama Centre,” Sunil said. All the three taxi drivers who were there at the spot were being questioned by police.
Amit was declared brought dead by the doctors and his family was informed. His body was sent for a post-mortem on Friday morning. The Police registered a case of murder and detained two locals for questioning. The Police said Amit’s laptop, mobile phone and other belonging were intact. They were probing all possibilities and motives including personal enmity though family members rules out such a possibility.
Sunil, however, said, “In the last one week there have been three incidents of snatching and mugging. One of my drivers was attacked and his phone was snatched on Monday. There are many such miscreants here who live in the vicinity.”