A 34-year-old Nigerian was stabbed to death in New Delhi, India by another Nigerian at a birthday party, The Times of India and The Hindu newspapers have reported, quoting police sources.
The incident happened Monday night, according to the two papers, adding that the Nigerian culprit has been arrested.
Oshifo, 34, died while his friend Kelvin, 32, received grievous injuries in his hand and abdomen at Neb Sarai in south Delhi on Monday night, police said.
The two got into a scuffle with another Nigerian, Henry, while consuming alcohol, a police officer said. Henry attacked them with a knife.
The two bleeding Nigerians got away from the house but fainted a little distance away. Others at the birthday fled in panic.
The two Nigerians were taken to a hospital where Oshifo was declared dead and Kelvin was admitted. The attacker, Henry, was arrested on Tuesday morning.
The Hindu quoting the police said the stabbed Nigerians were found, blood soaked on the main road in the Krishna Park area of Khanpur around 2 a.m. .
They had blood oozing from their bodies because of stab wounds and were taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where Oshifo succumbed to his injuries. Kelvin is admitted to AIIMS trauma centre in a serious condition.
Explaining the sequence of events, a police officer said: “Kelvin told us that he and Oshifo were attending a party at a friend’s apartment in the Krishna Park area, where an argument turned into a violent confrontation. On the spur of the moment, their friend Henry, also a Nigerian national, attacked them with knives.”
Residents of the area denied having seen anything or hearing any commotion that lead to the murder.
A young man, however, happened to be awake at that time. He said that he saw the two young men running out to the main road crying for help.
“I was taking a break from my studies and I came to my home’s balcony when I saw two men with blood oozing from their bodies running towards the main road. They collapsed when they reached there and just a few seconds later, I saw a PCR van coming to their rescue,” said the area resident.
Outside the flat where the alleged incident is supposed to have taken place there was blood spots on the path, suggesting that the two victims ran out seeking help.
A first information report has been registered at the Nebsarai police station under sections of murder.
In Malaysia, another Nigerian was reportedly stabbed to death also by a compatriot.
An online newsapper, www.mid-day.com reported the Nigerian was stabbed to death near Shalimar society in Kondhwa on Sunday around 8pm. The Kondhwa police have arrested Nigerian national, George Aimer (34), for allegedly murdering his countryman, Oscar (25), by stabbing him in the chest with a broken glass bottle.
Police have seized George’s bloodstained clothes and shoes and the broken glass bottle from the crime scene. They are now trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder, and are investigating the duration of stay of the Nigerians in Kondhwa area, whether they possess valid passport and visa.
George was nabbed while purchasing medicines to treat the injuries he sustained during the scuffle with Oscar. Officials said they had altered all the medical shops in the area to inform them the moment a foreigner approaches them to purchase medicines. Owner of the shop where George went to purchase medicines alerted the police.
Inspector (Crime) S D Pochorkar from Kondhwa police station said, “An auto driver informed us that two foreigners were fighting near Shalimar society. By the time policemen reached the spot, Oscar had succumbed to the injuries. Investigation lead us to George Aimer, taken into custody as the prime suspect.”
Mid-day.com reported that language barrier has stalled investigation into the murder case.
.Reported by Times of India