Two persons were arrested on July 28 for allegedly trying to kill a man on July 27 in Dwarka, the police said on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that the accused — Rakesh Sen (26) and Pravesh (21) — have been arrested for allegedly slitting the throat of the victim, Kamal Singh Yadav, with a knife around 11 p.m. on July 28 in Dwarka’s Sector 19.

Kamal is undergoing treatment at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and is said to be critical, the officer added.

‘Unable to speak’

When the police reached the hospital, the victim was unable to speak but could write his name, they said.

A street vendor who is a part of the police’s ‘eye and ears scheme’ allegedly told the police that Kamal was talking over the phone before he was found injured.

“His call records were checked after which we found a number on which maximum calls were made. The caller was identified as a woman who was residing in Dwarka’s Amberhai village. She works as a maid,” Mr. Alphonse said.

The woman allegedly told the police that Kamal, who had come to Delhi from Gujarat on July 25, was her friend.

He often came to the city to meet her and stayed with her sister-in-law’s husband Rakesh.

Out of jealousy

“She said that Rakesh was in an extramarital affair with her. The fact that she also spoke to Kamal made Rakesh jealous and he attacked him,” the officer said.

Based on the information given by the woman, Rakesh was arrested from Nizamuddin railway station as he was attempting to flee, the police said.

During interrogation, Rakesh allegedly revealed the involvement of his friend Pravesh after which he was arrested from Dwarka.

Took his phone, wallet

“He also said that he invited Kamal to Delhi. On the night of the incident, the accused got him drunk and then attacked him with a knife. They also took away his phone and wallet so that his identity could not be ascertained,” Mr. Alphonse added.

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