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Was Rinku Sharma killed for collecting donation for Ram Temple?

Rahul M
·3-min read

A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by four men in outer Delhi's Mangolapuri area. Police on Thursday said the victim, Rinku Sharma, got into an argument with the accused at a birthday party, and they later went to his house and allegedly stabbed him.

According to the police, on Wednesday night, when both the victim and accused men were attending the birthday party, an argument broke out between them over their food joints in Rohini. Later, the four men went to Sharma's house where the victim along with his elder brother were already standing outside with sticks. A scuffle broke out between the two sides again during which the accused stabbed Sharma and fled from the spot, a senior police officer said.

Rinku
Rinku

However, his family and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) refute police's statement and claimed that Sharma was associated with the organisation and was killed because he was collecting donations for Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Family members said that their son was murdered as he participated in the rally to collection donations and raised the slogans of 'Jai Shree Ram'.

'We urge the administration to arrest the culprits without delay and ensure strictest punishment to them,' said VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain.

The police, however, has denied these allegations and said both the parties shared rivalry over their eatery business which ran into losses and had to be shut down.

Police have arrested the four accused -- Zahid, Mehtab, Danish, and Islam.