A 22-year-old youth was stabbed by unidentified assailants in the capital after a heated argument over Rs.5, police said Wednesday.

Rahul was stabbed in the Nand Nagari area of the city while he was returning home late Tuesday.

Passers-by informed the police about the incident after which the victim was rushed to hospital. His condition is stated to be stable, police said.

A case has been registered against the attackers and a hunt is on to nab them.