The brutal attack on a woman in Burari area of Delhi on Tuesday morning was carried out by a stalker who was after her for over a year. The 21-year-old victim was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors at around 9 am by the accused near Labour Chowk in Burari. The accused stabbed her 27 times, according to police. Earlier, it was reported that the woman was stabbed by a knife.
The victim was identified as Karuna. According to reports, she was a teacher at Novel School in the area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma told reporters that the woman was publicly stabbed by the accused, named Surender Singh,34. “The victim was known to the accused and no one came to help when the incident happened,” Verma said.
ANI reported the victim’s brother, Manish, as saying that the accused from Rohini was stalking his sister for a long time. The family had also registered a complaint against the accused and the matter was settled six months ago. “He (accused) 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. Aditya Malik is his name. Six months back we had registered the complaint and the matter was settled then,” ANI quoted him saying.
The horrible incident in Delhi’s Burari area was captured in a CCTV camera. The accused was seen stabbing the woman 27-28 times with a knife. In the video, the man is seen pouncing on the 21-year-old-girl and stabbing her 27 times as she helplessly lie on the ground. As soon as the man attacks the girl, people present in the vicinity are seen running away from the spot, while he mercilessly stabs her multiple times.
While no one stopped the accused from killing the woman, he was later subdued by locals and handed over to the police. The accused had also taken photos of the body after the incident.
According to the preliminary investigation, the accused Aditya Malik, alias Surender Singh, is a son of a retired police officer. He had stalked Karuna for over 18 months after she had refused to marry him. The Indian Express reported the victim’s brother as saying that Aditya used to run a computer training centre in Delhi’s Sant Nagar locality around one-and-a-half year ago. Karuna used to take computer classes in the same training centre. Aditya had fallen for her and started stalking her since then.
After the incident on Tuesday, relatives of Karuna gathered at the Sushruta Trauma Centre in Civil Lines, where her body was taken, and started a protest. The relatives also formed a human chain to mark their protest, ANI reported.
Karuna was the third woman attacked by a stalker in the last two days. While a 25-year-old beautician was thrown off a building in Mongolpuri on Monday night, a 28-year-old victim was stabbed and killed in Inderpuri on Sunday night.