Mohsin Bhatti: Police name victim of Belfast stabbing
Police have said the Pakistani man who was murdered in Botanic Avenue yesterday was 29-year-old Mohsin Bhatti.
A 32-year-old Somalian man arrested as part of the investigation has been detained under the Mental Health Order and transferred to a secure hospital.
Mr Bhatti's body was found on Botanic Avenue, near the city centre, at about 05:00 GMT on Thursday.
He had been stabbed a number of times and died at the scene.
Det Ch Insp Richard Campbell said: "Mohsin Bhatti's relatives have been informed of the tragedy and we are liaising with them.
"Our enquiries are continuing and we are releasing a photo of Mohsin as part of the investigation. I want to hear from anyone who saw or spoke with Mohsin during Wednesday or in the early hours of Thursday morning before he was stabbed."
Officers had been called to the area after a member of the public rang police to report that a man was lying on the road in Botanic Avenue with a number of injuries.
Police have said Mr Bhatti may have been involved in a row in a nearby flat that spilled out onto the street.
They have also carried out an examination of a flat in India Street, a short distance from where the victim was found.
Two knives were recovered from the murder scene.