Mumbai: In a tragic incident, a 32-year-old man was stabbed to death while he was celebrating his birthday in suburban Ghatkopar, Mumbai, police said on Monday (July 29), adding that they have arrested six accused with respect to the crime.

A recent quarrel between the deceased, Nitesh alias Bunty Sawant and one of the accused is suspected to be the trigger behind the crime, a police official said.

The incident occurred on Sunday (July 28) night at a park in Pant Nagar when a group of men attacked Sawant, who was celebrating his birthday with his friends. They assaulted him with knives and glass bottles.

During the attack, Sawant sustained stab injuries on his stomach and head, the official said.

He was rushed to the hospital and doctors declared him dead, he said.

So far, the Mumbai Police have arrested Sanket Kharat (26), Mahesh Shivalkar (29), Prasad Gapat (22), Rohan Nikam (29), Kamlesh Hole (20) and Yash Ichale (19) while another accused is on the run, the official said.

A case has been registered under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Pant Nagar police station.