A balloon seller was stabbed to death in Connaught Place on Wednesday night in what police claimed was a result of rivalry between drug addicts. The victim’s family though refused to buy the claim.The deceased Tatia (22) was the cousin of Rahul, who shot to the limelight after helping the police locate the bomb that was dumped in a dustbin near Regal cinema during the 2008 serial blasts that ripped the Capital.At the time of the incident the deceased was sleeping on the footpath near Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place. His 20-year-old wife Laachi, their newborn baby and another teenage relative were sleeping nearby.Police said that on Wednesday night five people came looking for Rahul’s elder brother. A scuffle ensued in which Tatia got stabbed. He died on the way to the hospital. His wife too sustained injuries.The five were high on drugs and were arrested from the spot by the patrolling police officials.The police claimed it was a drug deal which had gone wrong that had resulted in the murder.”This case has got nothing to do with Rahul. The deceased was a small time drug peddler and had supplied smack to some person. The five people had come looking for him as the drug which he had sold to them was actually white chalk powder. When they confronted Tatia, a heated debate ensued which turned violent and he was stabbed. We managed to arrest all the accused from the spot,” K. C. Dwivedi, additional commissioner of police (New Delhi), said.advertisementThe accused have been identified as Rohit alias Nanhe, Vijay alias Viju, Dhanjeet, Vinod and Bobby. All of them are drug addicts and live in the locality.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
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