Three accused identified as R Srinivas, R Nateshan and R Shekhar have been arrested while the fourth one is on the run. The victim, Permal, was allegedly stabbed close to 14 times on Thursday night with knives and a trident, that the accused took from the temple, police said.
Permal's wife too was allegedly beaten by the killers. There was a stampede like situation at the Sheetla Mata temple while the attack was happening.
The accused were waiting at the temple for the victim. The victim and the accused have had scuffles in the past. The accused and the victim hailed from Tamil Nadu and were residents of south Delhi's Dakshinpuri area.