A 25-year-old UPSC aspirant from Manipur, named Benzi Singh, stabbed and killed a 65-year-old security guard named Ram Bahadur Khatri On Wednesday. It is reported that Singh mistook the old security guard as an auto-rickshaw driver and stabbed him in his neck.
An insomniac and depressed, Singh had a certain fight with an autorickshaw driver in his area last week and this incident had left a feeling of revenge on the autorickshaw drivers in Singh. As he was looking for an opportunity to take his revenge, Khatri, the old security guard had to lose his life for being mistaken as an autorickshaw driver by the youth from Manipur.
On Wednesday night, the security guard, who had his duty in the B/6 block in south Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave, was taking a nap at an autorickshaw that was parked in the locality.
Deputy commissioner of police (south), Vijay Kumar said, “Few weeks ago, Singh had an altercation with an autorickshaw driver over the fare. Since then, he harboured a grudge against them and wanted revenge. On Wednesday, around 2.30am, he saw Khatri sleeping in the autorickshaw and mistook him as one of the auto drivers from the neighbourhood. He allegedly took out a paper cutter and stabbed the guard to death.”
This incident of the youth killing the security guard while trying to take his grudge out on auto drivers signifies the poor psychological state of the youth who was in the national capital for his UPSC exam preparations.