A group of five school students stabbed a man in his mid twenties to death inside a cluster bus near Ashram in Delhi over a row over a stolen mobile phone, police said on Friday.
Delhi Police is yet to identify the deceased. Police said that the incident occurred on a bus commuting between Punjabi Bagh to Badarpur on Thursday evening.
Police said, the cluster bus conductor informed them that the victim was waiting to deboard at the next bus stop when he realised his mobile phone was missing. He started inquiring about his lost phone when he found a group of boys in school uniform looking at him and laughing.
Police added, “He started frisking the boys in uniform. The boys taking offence stabbed him on his neck.”
Romil Baaniya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) south East, said, “We have registered a case. A team has been formed to nab the youth’s killer.”
He added that they are trying to ascertain if the boys who attacked the youth are school students or part of a gang that hires boys in uniform to pickpocket passengers to avoid suspicion.