Two men stabbed a 20-year-old to death after his father refused to lend them a box of matches in Area 82 on Saturday night.
The accused, Bhupinder Singh, from Dhan Singh village, Bathinda, and Rinku, from Jagatpura village, Mohali, were arrested.
The victim, Prince Kumar, was from Chhapra in Bihar and currently lived with his family in Kambala village, Kharar.
“Prince had a juice stand in Sector 82 and his father, Mukhtiar Singh, sells cigarettes nearby. On Saturday, the two defendants approached Mukhtiar to borrow a box of matches, but he refused because they already owed him. ??500. This led to heated discussions, when Prince rushed to rescue his father, ”said Bhagwant Singh, Police Station Officer (SHO), Sohana Police Station.
“The duo left, but soon returned from their neighboring workshop and stabbed Prince several times in the abdomen. He was rushed to a private hospital in Sohana, where he was pronounced dead, ”the SHO added.
The accused were imprisoned under Articles 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done in pursuit of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
They were brought before a court which sent them into pre-trial detention for three days. The victim’s body was returned to the family after an autopsy.