Published: 29th May 2023
Delhi: Girl stabbed multiple times in full public view; accused arrested
The accused, identified as Sahil (20), allegedly stabbed the victim more than 20 times; the reason is unknown
A teen girl was stabbed multiple times and then stoned to death in full public view in northwest Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area on Sunday night, May 28. A video of the incident is going viral on social media.
The accused, identified as Sahil (20), allegedly stabbed the victim more than 20 times before bludgeoning her with a stone in a busy lane of the densely populated neighbourhood. Delhi Police PRO Suman Nalwa said that the reason behind the murder is not known yet, as per a report by PTI.
The body of the victim, a resident of JJ Colony in the area, was found lying in the street. In the viral video, people can be seen passing by, staring in alarm, but not doing anything to stop the accused. According to the police said Sahil worked as a fridge and AC mechanic. After committing the violent act, he escaped from the spot and was later arrested in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
On Sunday, the victim planned to attend the birthday party of her friend's son but was accosted and stabbed. A case under Section 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Shahbad Dairy police station on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim's father, the police added.
Hitting out at Lt Governor VK Saxena over the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked him to "do something" as law and order in Delhi is his responsibility. "A minor girl was brutally murdered in Delhi. This is very sad and unfortunate. The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. LG sir, law and order is your responsibility, do something," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal slammed the police and claimed that "no one is afraid" of the police or law in the national capital. "What was the fault of the 16-year-old girl that she was brutally killed on the road? No one is afraid of the police and the law in Delhi. There will be no limits to cruelty if there's no action in this case," she said, as per PTI.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Kapil Mishra compared the murder with that of Shraddha Walkar, who was killed and her body chopped into several parts. "This painful murder has happened in Delhi. Shraddha (Walkar) hasn't got justice yet. Don't know how many more Shraddhas will become victims of this brutality," he said.
Senior AAP leader Atishi also slammed the Lt Governor and said the Constitution has given him the "responsibility of protecting people" of the Union Territory. "I want to remind the LG that the constitution has given him the responsibility of protecting the people of Delhi. But he spends all their time halting the work of Arvind Kejriwal. I request the LG with folded hands to pay attention to the safety of the women of Delhi as they are not safe here at all," she tweeted.