NEW DELHI: On Saturday night, A 29-year-old staff of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)  was allegedly stabbed to death, while his cousin was severely injured with a knife on being asked about the directions. The police said that the incident took place in outer Delhi’s Vijay Vihar area in which four persons, including a juvenile, allegedly got into a fight with the victims over asking directions to a cigarette shop. Besides this, the police have arrested Nitin, Praveen, and Ravi regarding the case.

As per the sources, the brutal incident was performed by the four accused at 2.45am when Rahul (29) came to meet his cousin Navin (28) in Vijay Vihar and got engaged in a fight while asking directions for a cigarette shop. After the duo was brutally stabbed with a knife both of them were rushed to the hospital of which Rahul was declared dead on arrival while his cousin Navin was stated to be critical, the sources added.

“At around 2.30 am, they came out from their home to smoke. They were looking for a cigarette shop when they spotted the four accused and asked them for directions. The accused were allegedly in an inebriated condition and got into a heated argument with the duo, following which Praveen whipped out a knife and stabbed Rahul and Navin,” said police.

As per our sources, Rahul worked on an ad-hoc basis with the varsity and his cousin Navin, on the other hand, was a lab assistant at the university. The accused got into argument with the cousins when Navin asked the man about the directions to a cigarette shop. The argument got heated to such an extent that the accused called his mates and attacked Rahul and Naveen with a knife.

“Praveen whipped out a knife and stabbed Rahul several times, and as his cousin, Navin, tried to intervene, they stabbed him as well. Soon after the attack, the accused fled from the spot. Passersby took them to a hospital where Rahul was declared brought dead. On the basis of Navin’s complaint, an FIR was registered and police had arrested the accused after conducting a raid”,  a police officer said adding that a knife has been recovered from the accused. The police have arrested three men and apprehended a juvenile in this regard.