New Delhi: 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 the security of people rather than "harassing" AAP legislators.
"Shocking incident in Delhi of the stabbing of the 21-year-old woman. Delhi Police needs to focus on citizen's security than harassing AAP MLAs (sic)," Sisodia tweeted.
Shocking incident in Delhi of stabbing of 21-yr old woman. Delhi Police needs to focus on citizen's security than harassing AAP MLAs.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) September 20, 2016
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, "We have sought a fact report from Delhi Police Commissioner over the incident. Whatever happened is very sad."
The accused, identified as Surender Singh, carried out the frenzied attack when the victim, Karuna, was walking through the area at 9am.
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.
A man tried to approach but backed off and left from there. Some onlookers later caught Singh and handed him over to the police.
Singh had been stalking the girl for a year but she resisted his advances, said a senior police officer.
The victim used to learn computer at a training centre owned by the accused and he fell in love with her, police said.
The victim's family had lodged a complaint against the stalker six months back but both the families reached a compromise and the accused had stopped stalking her, said the victim's family.
However, he attacked her on Tuesday and brutally killed her, police said.