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Delhi teacher stabbed 30 times by stalker; many backed off fearing for life

Published Sep 21, 2016, 12:21 am IST
Updated Sep 21, 2016, 8:59 am IST
A TV grab of the stalker stabbing Karuna on Tuesday.
 A TV grab of the stalker stabbing Karuna on Tuesday.

New Delhi: In a terrifying incident, a 21-year-old woman teacher bled to death in broad daylight on Tuesday as her stalker stabbed her as many as 30 times while on a busy road in front of a horde of onlookers in North Delhi’s Burari, yet again exposing the city’s impassive side.

The sheer savagery of the murder during the morning rush hour and caught in CCTV camera, drew widespread outrage and horror. The Centre has sought a report from Delhi Police even as Aam Aadmi Party slammed Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, saying the horrific incident is reflective of the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the capital.

The victim was identified as Karuna Kumar, who worked as a teacher at Novel Riches School. The attacker, 34-year-old Surender Singh, was stalking her for over a year-and-a-half. Karuna, with her cousin Neha, was on her way to work when Surender attacked her with a pair of scissors near Labour Chowk in Burari around 9 am, police said.

As Surender caught Karuna off guard and plunged the single blade of scissors in her body, a man rushed to stop him but soon backed off fearing attack on himself. Within three minutes, Surender had stabbed Karuna 30 times, as onlookers kept away.

Karuna was rushed to Sushrut Trauma Centre in Civil Lines where she was declared brought dead. Surender was beaten up by the locals, who caught him and handed him over to the police.

The ruling AAP also fielded its women MLAs who vowed to take up the issue with the President of India, Union home minister and the Lt Governor and “not rest” till the authorities come up with a roadmap to bolster women’s safety in the national capital.

A case under section 302 IPC (murder) has been registered against the accused, said DCP (North) Madhur Verma. The incident came a day after a 32-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a man who claimed to love her in south-west Delhi.

Sisodia hits out at Delhi Police
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday hit out at Delhi police over the murder of a 21-year-old woman in Burari, saying the force should “focus” on ensuring security of people rather than “harassing” AAP legislators.

The woman was brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight by her 34-year-old stalker, who attacked her nearly 22 times this morning as passersby looked on.
“Shocking incident in Delhi of stabbing of 21-year old woman. Delhi Police needs to focus on citizen’s security than harassing AAP MLAs (sic),” Sisodia tweeted.

At least 11 AAP MLAs have been arrested by the Delhi police since the party came to power in the national capital in February last year. In July, Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested after a woman alleged that a vehicle he was sitting in tried to mow her down.

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