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Brawl over Punjabi songs ends in gym owner’s murder

 New Delhi, May 7: A 30-year-old gym owner, partying with friends, was stabbed to death and his female friend hit on the head with a beer bottle allegedly by a disc jockey after a quarrel over their persistent demand to play only Punjabi songs at a night club here, police said on Monday. The accused was arrested on Monday from Sant Nagar in Burari when he was trying to escape to his native place in Uttarakhand. The knife used in the crime was recovered from his possession, police said. The incident occurred around midnight when Vijaydeep Singh was celebrating with nine friends at the ‘Raftar’ Bar in Punjabi Bagh in west Delhi. They were celebrating common friend Ishmeet’s birthday party. “Vijaydeep Singh and his friends asked the DJ, Deepak, to play their favourite Punjabi songs back to back,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said. The DJ initially played their requests but refused when they persistently asked him for Punjabi numbers. Vijaydeep Singh and his friends then forcibly changed the songs. The DJ tried to take the laptop back but it fell down on the floor. Deepak then went to the kitchen of the club, picked up a butter knife and in a fit of rage stabbed Vijaydeep Singh. (IANS)