A 25-year-old woman holding her child was stabbed to death during a robbery bid in North-West Delhi, police have said. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera in the capital's Adarsh Nagar locality. This is at least the second such incident reported from the city in the past two days.
The police have arrested two men - Mohammed Aqibul and Sheikh Fardeen - in connection with the murder. They have several other cases registered against them. They are being questioned.
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The police said the woman, identified only as Simran, was stabbed while trying to resist a snatching bid. She was coming home from a market and was holding her child when the incident occurred at around 9.30 pm on Saturday.
The CCTV footage clearly shows two women walking when one person approaches them from behind and tries to snatch a chain from one of them. On facing resistance, he stabs one of the women with a knife and leaves.
Ms Kaur had come to the national capital last week to meet her elder sister, who was visiting from Canada.
"Simran came to Delhi last week to meet her elder sister, Pooja, who lives in Canada. Her in-laws live in Patiala and she came with her parents to Delhi. She was on her way to buy medicine when the incident occurred," her aunt was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Residents of the locality have alleged that several incidents of snatching have taken place in the area in recent times but the police have not intensified patrolling, ANI reported.
A 17-year-old boy was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre on Friday after being beaten up and stabbed by three boys in the capital's Kalkaji area. He was attacked for objecting to the three accused following his sister and passing indecent remarks. Five persons were arrested over the incident. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken suo moto cognisance in the case, issuing a notice to the Station House Officer (SHO) of the area, ANI reported.
"Reportedly, the girl has alleged that when she approached the police to lodge the complaint, the police officials refused to take any action. This is a very serious matter. The Delhi Commission for Women Act, 1994 mandates the Commission to investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and give recommendations to the government on the issue of women''s safety," said the DCW's notice.