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4 killed in separate incidents during Holi celebrations

PTI | New Delhi |

Four persons were murdered in separate incidents during Holi celebrations in the national capital, police said today.

23-year-old Jitu, who was released from the jail around six months back in a murder case, was yesterday killed allegedly by his friends in northwest Delhi's Bharat Nagar area, police said.

The accused also have criminal antecedents, they said.

The accused and Jitu yesterday celebrated Holi and consumed liquor after which an argument broke out between them over money. The accused killed Jitu by smashing his face with stones and fled from the spot.

The accused are absconding.

Around 15 days back, a murder case was reported in the same area and it has not been solved yet.

In another incident, four juveniles yesterday allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man in outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area.

Dheerendra was stabbed by the juveniles following an argument over playing Holi. The four juveniles have been apprehended, police said.

In the third incident, a 44-year-old autorickshaw driver was yesterday allegedly hit with sticks in Shahbad Dairy area,

following which he died today at the hospital.

Girdhari Lal, had an argument with a group of people celebrating Holi. After the argument, he was attacked with sticks. He was admitted to a hospital in serious condition where he succumbed this morning.

In the fourth incident, an 18-year-old man was allegedly stabbed two death by two youths during Holika burning ceremony, on the eve of Holi, in Jyoti Nagar area.

Chintu was allegedly drunk and had an argument with the two youths who attacked him, police said.

The two accused have been arrested.