The youngster was stabbed in the chest and died in a hospital while undergoing treatment.

A young man from Vijayawada was stabbed to death following a fight over cricket
news Crime Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:40

A fight over a game of cricket on a street in Andhra Pradesh, led to the murder of a youngster in Vijayawada.

The incident occurred in Telecom Colony, off Mahatma Gandhi Road, on Tuesday evening.

According to the police, 23-year-old Kiran Kumar, an engineering student, was playing with some children when the ball accidentally hit a woman Devaki Devi.

Kiran reportedly tried to make peace, and apologized to the woman. However, her son P Srikanth reached the spot and picked up an argument.

A scuffle broke out between the two.

Srikanth went to his house and returned with a knife. He stabbed Kiran Kumar in his chest, leading to his death.

Speaking to ABN, many residents said that this was not the first  time that Srikanth had protested against children playing cricket in the colony.

They also said that Srikanth's mother tried to stop him from attacking Kiran, but to no avail.

Another person who was attacked, escaped with no injuries. 

The police visited the spot, and gathered all evidence, including the knife. They added that the two youngsters had some past enmity.

Kiran Kumar had raised an objection to Srikanth driving his bike in the colony at a high speed and in a rash manner, and the duo had argued about it.

The Hindu reported that Kiran was rushed to the Government General Hospital, and died while undergoing treatment.

The report quotes locals and adds that Kiran was the only son of his parents and was planning to go abroad.

The locals also told the media that they were shocked with the incident, as it was a peaceful area and no such thing had happened there before.

A case has been registered with the Krishnalanka police and the accused has reportedly been taken into custody.


IANS inputs

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