In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old man was on Thursday killed by a group of four or five school students on a moving bus on southeast Delhi’s Mathura Road over a row over a stolen mobile phone.
The incident took place at around 3.30 pm in the bus plying from Punjabi Bagh to Badarpur border.
The victim was checking the pockets of the accused on the suspicion that they had stolen his mobile phone.
“According to witnesses, the unidentified victim boarded the bus at Lajpat Nagar. When the bus reached Ashram Chowk, the teenagers aged 13 to 16 and in school uniform got in,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.
The victim alleged that his mobile phone was stolen by the teenagers, leading to an altercation. One of the youths restrained him while the other stabbed him. They are yet to be apprehended, the police said.
They escaped after threatening the driver.
“The man received a single wound and was declared brought dead in a hospital,” Baaniya added.
“Police teams are investigating over 15 government schools located between Lajpat Nagar and Mathura Road to identify the teenagers. Student records are being checked,” a senior officer told news agency IANS.