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Man stabbed to death in Kathua; 2 arrested

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 May 2018, 16:19 IST

A man was stabbed to death while saving another person who came under attack by car-borne youths in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, the police said today.

The accused--Abhishek and Honey--have been arrested, SSP Kathua, Sridhar Patil said.

According to a complaint filed by Nishant Kouser at Billawar police station, the duo stabbed her brother, Liyaqat Ali, with a sharp-edged weapon at Dher village last night and fled the spot.

The victim was around 23 to 34 years of age, the police said.

"Two to three youths came in a Swift Dezire car. They had planned to attack Abid over some personal rivalry. But Liyaqat intervened to save Abid's life. In the melee, he (Liyaqat) was stabbed by the accused," Patil said.

Liyaqat succumbed to injuries during treatment, he said.

Special teams headed by Inspector Amit Sangra raided different locations and arrested the duo near Sukrala area here, the officer said.

The police is probing whether more persons were involved in the incident.


First published: 2 May 2018, 16:19 IST