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Youth slashes young DU student with ‘blade’, leaves her with 38 stitches

The 18-year-old Delhi University students said she remembered seeing the suspect with some other youths in her neighbourhood that falls in north Delhi’s Timarpur twice or thrice in the last few days but his activities never aroused suspicion.

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2017 23:26 IST
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Police have ruled out the possibility that the attacker could be stalker.
Police have ruled out the possibility that the attacker could be stalker.

A young Delhi University student received 38 stitches on her waist after she was attacked with a sharp object by an unidentified youth in north Delhi’s Timarpur on Thursday afternoon.

Jatin Narwal, DCP (north), said initial suspicion that a stalker could be behind the attack was ruled out after the probe that involved speaking to the victim in detail. “It appears to be the work of a thief who may have tried to slash her bag to rob it,” said the officer.

The 18-year-old woman told Hindustan Times that she remembered seeing the suspect with some other youths in her neighbourhood twice or thrice in the last few days but his activities never aroused suspicion.

The woman lives with her parents in north Delhi’s Timarpur and is a first year student at DU’s Zakir Hussain Delhi College. On her way to college around 3 pm, the woman was walking along a lake in Nehru Vihar when the attack happened.

“A youth in his early 20s approached me from behind and attacked my waist with a sharp object. He ran away immediately after that,” the woman said. On seeing her bleed, some passersby called the police. But when a team reached the spot, the woman had already been moved to a hospital.

“I received a long cut on my waist and was given 38 stitches. But now I am recovering,” said the woman who has returned home from the hospital. Police said the wound appeared to be inflicted by a blade.

The DCP used the description of the ‘weapon’ to assess that the most likely sequence of events was that the suspect was trying to cut the bag the woman was carrying but ended up missing the mark and injuring the victim. “We have string clues about his identity and hope to arrest him soon,” Narwal said.