According to the police, around 5 pm, they got a call saying that four men have attacked Naresh and his friend when they were taking a stroll in the Monkey Park. When the accused asked them to hand over their valuables, Naresh and his friend resisted. They were then attacked and Naresh was stabbed with a knife. The accused fled with his cellphone and other things. The woman then informed the security guard who informed the police about the incident.
“When we reached the spot, we found the man in a pool of blood and multiple stab wounds. The woman was also in a bad state. We rushed both of them to a nearby hospital, where Naresh was declared brought dead,” a senior police officer said.
“There is only one security guard posted here between 5pm and 1 am and then from 1 am to 9 am. Security is a huge concern here. Even we are scared for our safety. Incidents of snatching and harassment are common here,” a gardener told NDTV.
He added that in the absence of any safety arrangements, miscreants often enter the park. Beer bottles can be seen strewn in the park. “The park doesn’t have any lights and it gets pitch dark after sunset. There isn’t enough staff to manage this huge DDA park,” the gardener added.
A case of murder and theft has been registered against unknown persons and investigations are on, the police said.