New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Two people were arrested for allegedly stabbing a delivery man multiple times in outer Delhi’s Nihal Vihar after he failed to deliver the cell phone they ordered from a shopping portal, police said today. Also Read - Delhi: 5 injured in Fire at JJ Camp Locality, Rescue Operations Underway

The accused were identified as Kamal Deep (30) and her brother Jitender Singh (34), the police said, adding they recovered Rs 40,000, a van used in the offence, a blood stained towel, a knife and shoe laces used to strangle the delivery man. The incident came to light on March 21 after a man was found lying in a pool of blood in a drain in Chander Vihar area, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) M N Tiwari said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today

The victim was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where he is recuperating. Also Read - COVID Patients With no Facility at Home Should Visit Govt Centre, Says Delhi LG; Revokes Earlier Order

He told the police that he had come to deliver a cell phone worth Rs 11,000 to Kamal Deep and called her to confirm her address. She then started calling him about why he was getting delayed.

The woman got into an argument with him after he reached her house. She along with her brother then attacked him and strangulated him with shoe laces. He fell down and then she sat on his abdomen and attacked him on his hands and face with a knife, Tiwari said.

When the man became unconscious, Kaur and Singh robbed Rs 40,000 cash from him and later dumped him near a drain thinking that he was dead, the police said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.