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Aug 06, 2014 04:41 PM IST India India

New Delhi: A 19-year-old was stabbed to death by a group of six men in Madangir Central Market of southeast Delhi. Five juveniles have been apprehended in the case.

Police said that the deceased was identified as Sachin, who along with his friend was passing through the market on a bike, adding that the incident took place on Tuesday.

"When Sachin reached market, some four to five persons stopped him and suddenly started attacking him with knives. After stabbing him, all accused fled the spot," said a senior police officer.

The officer also said that after the incident, Sachin was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

"During investigation, we have got to know that two or three accused were known to victim," he added.

"A case has been registered against unknown persons. Police are also scanning footage of CCTV installed in the premises of market," he said.

Police sources said that the victim was an extortionist and the crime was a fall out of an ongoing feud between two rival groups.

Victim's friend said, "We saw the boys firing in the air and coming towards us. There were at least 5-6 of them. I escaped but they got hold of my friend. By the time I reached the spot again, they had killed him."

(With additional information from PTI)