Stalker Hacks Woman To Death In Ghaziabad, Surrenders With Axe

The woman had been married for less than a year, said an official, and Sachin Sharma had been upset since then. On Monday, he had allegedly sent her a threatening message with a picture of a gun.

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The woman lived in Loni with her husband and was on a visit to her parents' home in Modinagar.

Ghaziabad: 

Highlights

  1. 22-year-old woman was attacked near a railway crossing on Wednesday
  2. She got married last year and the man had been upset since then
  3. He had allegedly sent her a threatening message with a picture of a gun
Four days after he was let off on bail, a young man followed the 22-year-old woman he had been stalking and hacked her to death with an axe in Ghaziabad near Delhi. The public killing on Wednesday evening generated shock waves in the woman's village in Modinagar as the world celebrated Valentine's Day.

Holding the axe, Sachin Sharma, who had been arrested just a week ago for harassing the woman, went to the police station and surrendered.

Sharma had known the woman for some time, the police said.

The woman had been married for less than a year, said an official, and Sharma had been upset since then. On Monday, he had allegedly sent her a threatening message with a picture of a gun.

Around 5 pm yesterday, the woman was returning home from the market when Sharma attacked her near a railway crossing. Wounded in the neck, chest and stomach, she died on the spot.

The woman lived in Loni with her husband and was on a visit to her parents' home in Modinagar.

"She had come here to take college exams. Sachin and some boys harassed her. The police was called, he was arrested, then he was let off..." the woman's father said.

Sharma had allegedly harassed her and followed her last week, after which her family called the police.

The police officer who allowed Sharma to walk out of jail has been suspended.

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