New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was attacked with a knife and fired at after he asked his friend to return a laptop the latter had borrowed during the lockdown. The incident took place around 100 metres from the Timarpur police station. Hearing the commotion, police officers rushed out and took the victim to the hospital, where he is recuperating.
According to police, the victim, Naresh, a resident of Sanjay Basti, was attacked by four men in the early hours of Friday. The victim’s cousin, Jaswant, informed the cops that Naresh had an argument with his friend Shiva about returning the laptop.
Naresh was walking in the locality when he saw Shiva and started talking to him. Shiva does not live in the area but had come to meet his sister. During their interaction, the two had an argument, after which they both went home.
“After half an hour, Shiva, along with three of of his friends, Bharat, Annu and Surjit, came back and asked Naresh to step out. Bharat assured him that he will get the laptop matter resolved. When they reached near Bharat’s house, they all got out of the car and Shiva, along with his friends, fired at Naresh. The bullet missed him and he was later stabbed at least four times by the accused. Surjit has been arrested by the cops while a hunt is on to nab the remaining accused,” said Anto Alphonse, DCP (north).