August 20, 2016 9:10:39 pm
A 23-year-old dance instructor was stabbed to death allegedly by two of his troupe members, days after he had thrashed one of the duo over some issue, in south-east Delhi’s Jaitpur area. Gaurav was killed by Manoj and Deepak, with a ‘khukri’ on Friday afternoon, a senior police officer said, adding the two accused have been arrested.
He was stabbed in the thigh and arm by Deepak, the officer said. The two accused had on Friday gone to Gaurav’s house at Hari Nagar in Jaitpur area and called him outside to have a chat. They allegedly stabbed him with the ‘khukri’, the cover of which was recovered by the police from the spot, the officer said.
The accused were arrested on Saturday from their homes in Molarband Extension area in Badarpur. Deepak and Manoj were part of Gaurav’s dance troupe that used to perform at events across the city. Deepak and Gaurav had an argument few days ago, after which Gaurav and his friends allegedly thrashed Deepak, the officer said.
Deepak then planned to teach Gaurav a lesson and involved Manoj in his plan to kill him. They fled the spot after stabbing him, leaving the ‘khukri’ cover behind. A shopkeeper, then made a call to PCR, police said.
Gaurav was then rushed to AIIMS where he died due to excessive bleeding on Friday evening, they said. An FIR against the accused has been registered at Jaitpur police station.
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