A young couple’s visit to a convenience store early Tuesday morning took a turn for the worse when they were stabbed by two unidentified men in West Delhi. Police said the man and the woman were rushed to a nearby hospital and discharged the same day.
Police said that around 5.30 am, the 29-year-old man and his 28-year-old girlfriend went to a store to buy snacks when two men standing outside the store allegedly passed a lewd comment at the woman. DCP (West) Deepak Purohit said, “When the accused passed these comments, it led to an argument… both the man and the woman were allegedly stabbed by the accused.”
Police said a PCR call was received at Kirti Nagar police station around 5.40 am and the couple were rushed to a nearby hospital. “When the woman’s partner intervened after the accused passed a comment at her, it led to an altercation and the man was stabbed. The woman too sustained stab injuries when she tried to stop the fight,” said a police officer.
The man, an accountant at a restaurant in West Delhi, sustained a stab wound on his right arm. The woman sustained a stab injury on her palm. Police said both were discharged from the hospital Tuesday, adding that a case under IPC sections 324 (causing hurt using weapons) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) was registered at Kirti Nagar police station.
“We have recovered CCTV footage from the spot and are examining it. We are also going through CCTV footage of surrounding areas to establish the movement of the accused, who have not been identified yet. Efforts are on to nab them,” said a police officer.