Five policemen and a home guard were stabbed to death by a man inside a police station in East Delhi’s Shahdara on Wednesday. He said that the incident took place on the third floor of Cyber Police Station Shahdara.
The accused, identified as 28-year-old Bharat Bhati, has been arrested, police said. The injured personnel have been identified as Head Constable Deepak, Constable Amit, Manish, Naresh Sunil and Home Guard Ravi, he said.
When the man went on a stabbing spree, twenty people, including eight women, were inside the police station. According to the police, a person entered the police station on Wednesday and started making videos.
When he was stopped by the police and asked the reason behind recording the video, the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed several personnel one after the other. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) R Sathiyasundaram said, “Bhati came to the police station around 12.45 pm. He was talking to the staff there and went to the third floor. After that he started making videos. He was armed with a knife. When he was stopped, he started attacking the policemen. Our employees are injured. Whoever came to rescue the injured and stop the accused was also stabbed. “When he tried to run away from the police station, the sentry closed the gate. Two or three policemen chased him and overpowered him. They snatched his knife and arrested him.” All the injured were taken to the hospital where they are being treated, he said.
The condition of one of the policemen who sustained a chest injury is critical, police said. After being taken into custody, the man claimed that he was a complainant, but no complaint copy was received from him.
Police said he also hit his head against the wall and injured himself. Another police officer said that during interrogation, Bhati said that he does online business and has earlier worked in other companies.
“His parents died a few years back and he takes care of his brother and sister. They live with their grandparents in Balbir Nagar in Shahdara,” he said. Police said they found no previous instance of Bhati being brushed up with the law. He said the actual reason behind his going to the police station armed with weapons and recording the video was not yet clear and further investigation was on in the matter.
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