Nishant Arora was stabbed to death and his friend Ashish Tyagi injured by the accused on September 16-17 night | Image for representation
New Delhi: A 65-year-old man was stabbed to death at his flat in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, police said on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Kerala, who was staying at Samachar Apartments, police said.
“The incident came to light when Kumar didn’t respond to his daughter Ambli’s call. She rushed to his flat and found him lying in a pool of blood in his bedroom and then raised the alarm,” one of the neighbours told IANS.
“We received a call around 2.15 p.m. about a murder. Prima facie, it seems that the murder was done by someone known to Kumar as there is no ransacking in his house,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Rishi Pal told reporters.
“The suspect had tea with Kumar before stabbing him to death,” the officer said, adding: “Jewellery items were not missing from his locker. However, the family claimed that some cash was missing.”
Kumar was alone at his flat when the crime took place, the neighbour said. His wife Vasundhra, 60, works in the Income Tax Office here.