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Four-yr-old watches as mother stabbed to death outside Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi

Eyewitnesses said that a man in his thirties stabbed Santoshi at least five times. A Delhi police team arrived at the spot and rushed her to Trauma Centre where she was declared dead.

delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2017 16:24 IST
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Santoshi, a resident of the nearby Prem Nagar Colony, was returning home with her son from the weekly market near the stadium when she was attacked.
Santoshi, a resident of the nearby Prem Nagar Colony, was returning home with her son from the weekly market near the stadium when she was attacked.(Getty Images)

A 40-year-old woman was stabbed outside the Thyagraj Stadium in south Delhi on Monday evening even as her four-year-old son watched.

Santoshi, a resident of the nearby Prem Nagar Colony, was returning home with her son from a weekly market near the stadium when the incident took place. Eyewitnesses told police that a man, seemingly in his mid thirties jumped from behind and stabbed the woman multiple times.

The spot outside Thyagraj Stadium where a woman was stabbed to death. (Picture: Sourced)

Santoshi cried for help, alerting three security guards at the stadium. Her attacker, however, fled the spot leaving behind the kitchen knife used in the murder. A police team reached the spot and rushed her to the Trauma Centre where Santoshi was declared dead.

Doctors told police that she had been stabbed at least five times. Santoshi, a mother of five was separated from her husband. Her husband, police said lives in Rajasthan.

Investigating officials said a CCTV camera at the stadium has recorded the stabbing. The incident took place at around 8pm. Police sources said they have identified a suspect. They are exploring the angle of money dispute and spurned love.

Additional deputy commissioner of police south Chinmoy Biswal said police have registered a case and are working to arrest the murderer.