Lucknow: Bargaining is not wrong and every purchaser bargains if he thinks the price for something he is buying is a bit too high but what if not agreeing to the price of the customer turns out to be the death of the seller.
A strange incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow where a customer killed a fish vendor at Chinhat market late on Sunday afternoon when the latter refused to reduce the price of rohu by Rs 10. He was nabbed by shocked onlookers after a brief chase and handed over to police.
Deceased Rakesh Kashyap (45) was a resident of Buddha Vihar in Chinhat. Police have identified the accused as Naveen Kumbhkar, a native of Chattisgarh who now lives in Chinhat.
Eyewitnesses said the bizarre attack took place around 4pm. “The buyer (Naveen) was haggling over the price of rohu.He wanted the vendor to lower the rate by Rs 10, but the latter refused and perhaps taunted him for being so petty. The infuriated man grabbed a knife from the same fish stall and attacked the vendor,” said an eyewitness.
Naveen first made a lightning swipe at Rakesh’s throat and then randomly stabbed him a few times. As the vendor bled profusely, his attacker tried to flee while flashing the knife at anyone who tried to come in his way. “He was nevertheless overpowered and handed over to police. The vendor was rushed to hospital, but did not survive,” said another eye witness.
Chinhat SHO Sachin Kumar confirmed Naveen’s arrest. “We are yet to recover the knife, which the accused probably threw away when confronted by a mob,” Kumar said, adding that family of the deceased was yet to lodge a case.
However, the case is still under investigation.
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