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Jamia Millia Islamia student stabbed trying to stop thieves

NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia was stabbed in his stomach in a scuffle with a group of criminals in a bus while they were allegedly trying to steal the purse of his friend. Mohammad Asad Shah had allegedly seen a man putting his hand inside Krishan Chand’s pocket and tried to push him off. In retaliation, the man’s associates allegedly attacked him with a barber’s knife. Shah received injuries on his stomach and hand. The incident was reported to police on Wednesday night when Shah was admitted to a private hospital. Later, he was shifted to AIIMS trauma centre. In his statement, Chand told the cops that around 2.45pm, they had boarded a cluster bus on route number 507 from Sarai Julena and were heading to Jamia hostel. Shah recognised one of the men as the man who had snatched his phone a few months ago. “Shah saw them standing behind Krishan and raised an alarm,” said Ansar, Shah’s brother. Two youths tried to pin Shah down as others gathered around him and one man stabbed Shah. Krishan too suffered injuries on his wrist trying to save him. The men ran away as soon as the bus stopped. Krishan was discharged from the hospital after treatment. DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said that a case of causing grievous hurt has been registered and efforts are on to nab the culprits.