A man was reportedly stabbed to death by a drunk stranger after he refused to share food with the suspect in Karol Bagh, Delhi, India on Tuesday, July 26.

The accused, Firoz Khan, a ragpicker, reportedly approached Munna, a 40-year-old rickshaw-puller, while in an inebriated stage as the victim was eating food that he had brought from a hotel with a friend. When Khan begged him to share some of his food, Munna gave him a piece of chapati, a flatbread that is commonly eaten in India.

However, when Khan asked him for more food, the victim rebuffed his insistence. This enraged Khan who started shouting at the victim. In a fit of rage, the intoxicated assailant allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Munna before quickly fleeing the scene. Locals and eyewitnesses tried to chase the suspect but they failed to catch him, the Times Of India reported.

Local law enforcement responded to the scene after they were informed of the incident. The officers immediately rushed the victim to a hospital for immediate treatment. However, he was declared dead upon arrival at the health facility.

Following the incident, the officers got a tipoff that the suspect was at Jajoria Park in Karol Bagh and arrested him after searching the location.

“Khan earns 150-200 Indian Rupees daily. He is short-tempered and carries a knife to intimidate people,” police said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a drunk man allegedly killed a street food vendor after the victim refused to serve him snacks for free in Gurugram, Haryana, India on Monday, May 2, Latin Times reported.

On Monday, Ramesh Ram, a street food vendor from Katihar in Bihar, was reportedly on his way home on a bicycle when a half-naked man picked up a rock and hurled it hard toward him. The man reportedly attacked the victim after he refused to serve him Bhelpuri, an Indian snack. The incident was witnessed by the victim's wife Sumitra Devi, who was walking just behind him.

According to Devi, the rock hit the victim on the back of his head, and Ram fell from the bicycle. The accused, later identified as Vijay, immediately fled the scene as people started gathering. Ram was rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment. However, doctors at the facility declared him dead upon arrival.

Following the victim's death, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against Vijay under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 50 Police Station.

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