Today in India crime against women is becoming common. Centuries have the past but the mindset of people against women has not changed yet. In yet another brutal incident that has taken place in Delhi has raised an alarm in the national capital of India. A 21-year-old girl was brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight by her 34-year-old stalker, who attacked her nearly 22 times as passers-by looked on in north Delhi’s Burari area. The accused, identified as Surender Singh, carried out an attack when the victim, Karuna, was walking through the area at 9 am. Read the complete report here.
According to the sources, Karuna was a teacher at Novel Reaches School. Singh had been stalking the girl for a year but she resisted his advances, said a senior police officer. Adding to that he also said that, the victim used to learn computer at a training center owned by the accused and he fell in love with her.
The attack took place on Tuesday as Singh dragged the girl, who fell down as she tried to save herself, and relentlessly attacked her. Singh stabbed the woman 22 times. Passersby looked on as Singh continued the brutal attack. CCTV visuals from the spot show the attacker stabbing the woman repeatedly as she thrashed about helplessly. This was even while dozens of people passed by without trying to help her or stop the assault. A man tried to approach but backed off and left from there. Some onlookers later caught Singh and handed him over to the police.
The victim’s family had lodged a complaint against the stalker six months ago but both the families reached a compromise and the accused had stopped stalking her, said the victim’s family. Family members of the girl gathered outside Sushruta Trauma Centre (ISBT), broke down on hearing the news.
According to the information, Karuna’s brother said, “The man was harassing my sister for a long time. He stays in Rohini. We had registered a complaint 6 months ago after which he had calmed down until now,”
The Centre has sought a report from Delhi Police. According to sources, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said. “We have sought a fact report from Delhi Police Commissioner over the incident. Whatever happened is very sad,”
According to sources, this is the second such incident reported from the national capital in less than 24 hours. Earlier, a 28-year-old mother of two was stabbed to death by a stalker in Delhi’s Inderpuri.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE CCTV FOOTAGE
Time has helplessly watched women suffering in the form of discrimination, oppression, exploitation, degradation, aggression and humiliation. Sometimes it is even before birth, sometimes in the adulthood and other phrases of life. Violence against women both inside and outside of their home has been a crucial issue in the Indian society. Men who turn a blind eye to such brutal acts in their own neighborhoods, communities and families are also to be blamed as those who commit these acts.