A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by four men in outer Delhi's Mangolapuri area. Police on Thursday said the victim, Rinku Sharma, got into an argument with the accused at a birthday party, and they later went to his house and allegedly stabbed him.
According to the police, on Wednesday night, when both the victim and accused men were attending the birthday party, an argument broke out between them over their food joints in Rohini. Later, the four men went to Sharma's house where the victim along with his elder brother were already standing outside with sticks. A scuffle broke out between the two sides again during which the accused stabbed Sharma and fled from the spot, a senior police officer said.
However, his family and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) refute police's statement and claimed that Sharma was associated with the organisation and was killed because he was collecting donations for Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Family members said that their son was murdered as he participated in the rally to collection donations and raised the slogans of 'Jai Shree Ram'.
Important thread by Police on #RinkuSharma murder.
"All persons are known to each other and live in the same locality. Any other motive alluded to this incident is factually wrong" https://t.co/6B3GiuB1Mo
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) February 12, 2021
I Am With Rinku Sharma's Family .
Nation Demands Justice For Rambhakt Rinku Sharma .#JusticeForRinkuSharma
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) February 12, 2021
14-15 of her co-religionists stab to death Bajrang Dal activist Rinku Sharma in front of his family in Delhi.
She lives in the same city, surely has a doting family.
She tweets this.
This is how jihad makes its home in your head. #JusticeForRinkuSharma pic.twitter.com/ZX0SOtVH61
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) February 12, 2021
Akhlaaq’s murder by a mob becomes an international news within hours; but killing of RinkuSharma in Delhi fails to make it to even local news for 24 hours - that is the price of secularism, we Hindus are paying since 1947- for how long?
— Alok Bhatt (@alok_bhatt) February 11, 2021
Rinku Sharma's murder in Delhi needs to be thoroughly investigated. The area had seen rioting last year. There can be no reconciliation without the truth.
— Rahul Shivshankar (@RShivshankar) February 12, 2021
Am reading that Rinku Sharma was murdered by a mob who entered his home on Wednesday night!
His crime - he was collecting donations for Ram Mandir
Our crime - a gruesome hate crime happens in the national capital and we realise it 24 hours later - no prime time debate nothing
— अद्वैता काला #StayHome 😷 (@AdvaitaKala) February 11, 2021
'We urge the administration to arrest the culprits without delay and ensure strictest punishment to them,' said VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain.
The police, however, has denied these allegations and said both the parties shared rivalry over their eatery business which ran into losses and had to be shut down.
Police have arrested the four accused -- Zahid, Mehtab, Danish, and Islam.