In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl’s throat was slit after a man wielding a kitchen knife allegedly attacked her at her residence in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Friday. The police arrested the accused, identified as one 24-year-old Rahul Kumar, within a few hours.
The accused is the son of a Delhi Police constable and the girl was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital. She is in critical condition, as reported.
According to police report, the incident took place at 9 am Friday when the accused barged into the victim’s residence and attacked her. The victim’s cousin gave anaccount of the entire incident and said, “She was lying outside her house, bleeding… her neighbours saw her and started screaming for help… they also saw a man running out of the colony.”
The girl, a student of Class XII, sustained deep injuries on her neck, said police. The knife used in the attack was later recovered from a public toilet, they said.
The girl’s family members said the accused, Kumar, had harassed the victim earlier.
“On Holi, he had flung chilli powder at my sister and some other girls while they were on their way back from school. He had also called up our elder sister Thursday night and claimed that he was calling from Punjab,” said her brother.
A case in this regard has been registered with the police on charges of attempt to murder. During interrogation, Kumar also said that he and the victim had known each other for one-and-half years. The accused told police that the victim had been pressuring him to marry her and he had attacked her in a fit of rage.
“According to Kumar, the girl wanted to get married to him but he didn’t want to do so as he was unemployed. However, we are waiting for the girl’s statement, after which we will be able to ascertain the motive behind the attack,” said a police officer.
This incident comes days after a woman was stabbed multiple times by her jilted lover and this happens to be fourth such incident this week.