The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested two kanwariyas one of them a minor for stabbing a 42-year-old man to death in Outer Delhi three days ago to rob him of his mobile phone.
Police said Vinod and his minor aide had borrowed money for their pilgrimage and plotted the robbery to repay the loan. Both are illiterate drug addicts, a police officer said.
They attacked Vinod Kumar with a knife while he was cycling home and took away his mobile phone,police said.
Kumar,a tea shop owner in Gandhinagar,was returning home when they tried to rob him. As he resisted,they stabbed him with a knife in the neck and fled. When a police team reached the spot,he was lying on the roadside and profusely bleeding. His bloodstained bicycle was nearby, Additional DCP (Outer) Karunakaran said.
The police team took him to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital,where doctors declared him dead.
During investigation,police received specific information about the two kanwariyas who had returned only recently from Haridwar. They were getting desperate to repay the loan. When they saw Kumar on a bicycle,they pounced on him, a police officer said.