Woman scribe critical after attack by unidentified assailants in New Delhi park

A New Delhi-based freelance journalist is battling for life after being attacked by unidentified assailants on Wednesday evening, Hindustan Times reported.

Suffering from severe brain damages, Aparna Kalra, a 45-year-old journalist, who has worked with many media publications like Scroll.in, Business Standard and Daily O was found in an unconscious condition by a passerby in a public park in Ashok Vihar.

The victim was later taken to Fortis Hospital where she is said to be in critical condition.

Aparna Kalra. Image courtesy: Facebook

Aparna Kalra. Image courtesy: Facebook

"She was brought in by her sister, who had earlier taken her to Deep Chand Hospital, which referred her to Fortis. She had a lot of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) collection in her brain cavities, and underwent an emergency surgery to remove it at late night,” the report quoted a doctor as saying.

According to the report, the Delhi Police have filed a case of attempt to murder against unknown assailants.

“We are making all efforts to track down the attackers. She is now recuperating,” DCP Milind Dumbre was quoted by The Indian Express as saying.

According to the police, the incident occurred at around 6.50 pm after Kalra left home for a walk at a nearby park.

The Indian Express said that the family members suspected mobile phone snatchers to be behind the attack but the police later found that she had left her mobile at home itself.

According to Centre For Protection of Journalists, 40 scribes have been killed (motives confirmed) in India since 1992. Here is a story map on those deaths:


Published Date: Apr 06, 2017 06:32 pm | Updated Date: Apr 06, 2017 06:54 pm