In a heinous crime, a 21-year-old woman was brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight by her 34-year-old stalker, who attacked her nearly 22 times as passersby looked on in north Delhi’s Burari area.
The victim has been identified as Karuna, a teacher with a private school in North Delhi. She was allegedly stalked and harassed by the accused for the last one year, said Esha Pandey, Additional DCP (North).
The woman succumbed to her injuries. The heinous crime was caught on camera as news channels showed footage of a man repeatedly stabbing the woman.
The accused, identified as Surender Singh, carried out the frenzied attack when the victim, Karuna, was walking through the area at 9 am.
According to the police, the assailant owns a shop and his divorce case was going on. “The man was harassing my sister for a long time. He stays in Rohini. We had registered a complaint after which he had calmed down until now,” ANI quoted victim’s brother as saying.
She was a teacher at Novel Reaches School, police said. Scooterists and passersby looked on as Singh dragged the girl, who fell down as she tried to save herself, and relentlessly attacked her. Singh stabbed the woman 22 times.
The victim used to learn computer at a training centre owned by the accused and he fell in love with her, police said.
The sensational case came just a day after a 28-year-old woman in south-west Delhi was stabbed and killed by a man who claimed to be in love with her. Experts often dub Delhi as India’s “stalking capital” because the largest number of cases of stalking is registered in the city.
Data from the National Crime Records Bureau says 1,124 cases of stalking were reported last year, almost a fifth of all such incidents across India.