New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a man was stabbed to death on Friday for intervening in a scuffle over open urination, police said. Deputy Commissioner of police Atul Kumar Thakur said that the incident happened in the Shastri Park area around 4.30 a.m.

“A man urinating in the open was warned against doing so by the accused in the case. He ignored him and went away by an autorickshaw.”

“The accused didn’t let him get in. Wasim, who was sitting in the rickshaw already, intervened, and was stabbed to death,” the officer said.

The accused is absconding and a case has been filed against him.

Last month, a man was allegedly stabbed to death for asking directions to a cigarette shop in the national capital. The 29-year-old named Rahul who belonged to the non-teaching staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was killed after a scuffle ensued when the former sought directions to a cigarette shop from a man.

After the incident, Delhi police had said that at least 27 killings have occurred in the national capital this year over trivial issues.

(With IANS inputs)