Man stabs his friend to death in a dispute over gambling

New Delhi:A 35-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in a dispute over gambling at southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area, police said today.

The victim, identified as Gulshan, was an autorickshaw driver.

The incident was reported around 10.15 PM yesterday when Gulshan and his friend Jagdish, who is also an autorickshaw driver, were returning to Madangir after a gambling session at Sangam Vihar, police said.

The two had an argument over Rs 1800 which Jagdish owed to Gulshan in connection with gambling, during which Jagdish pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed Gulshan multiple times. When Gulshan collapsed, Jagdish fled the scene, they said.

Passers-by called up the police control room and Gulshan was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Later in the night, police arrested Jagdish and booked him for murder, said police.

Today, residents of Sangam Vihar area blocked Mehrauli- Badarpur Road with the body of the deceased protesting against lawlessness in the area and alleging police inaction.

Gulshan lived in Madangir area with his wife and two children aged five and seven years, police added.