Woman stabbed to death in Delhi street

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-20
Published : 20 Sep 2016, 17:11:14

Woman stabbed to death in Delhi street

A woman stabbed more than 20 times on a busy street in the Indian capital Delhi has died of her injuries, reports BBC.

CCTV footage from Burari in north Delhi showed a man on a motorcycle approach the woman, who was identified as 22-year-old schoolteacher Karuna.

He is seen stabbing her repeatedly as people walk by, before hitting her on the head with a stone and kicking her.

He was arrested and charged with murder after locals caught him trying to escape and handed him to the police.

"She was attacked as she was walking with her cousin at around 9am. It seems that the assailant started liking her when they used to be neighbours earlier, but since he was married, she never paid attention," senior police official Esha Pandey told the BBC.

Local media had quoted the victim's brother as saying the assailant had a history of harassing his sister, and the family had filed a police complaint against him.

Earlier deputy commissioner of police, Madhur Verma, told reporters that "the family had lodged a complaint four-five months back and both the families had reached a compromise".

Images of the murder and the fact that many passers-by did not stop to help the victim have caused outrage.

The stabbing in Burari is the second instance of a woman being fatally attacked by an alleged stalker in the Indian capital in two days.

On Sunday evening, 28-year-old Laxmi was stabbed to death in front of her house in full view of her neighbours by a man who then killed himself, the Times of India newspaper reported

Her family told reporters that she had previously filed a police complaint against him for stalking.

Scrutiny of violence against women in India has grown since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus, and has led to the formulation of tougher laws aimed at dealing with such attacks.

However, brutal attacks against women and children continue to be reported from across the country.

 
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