Priyadarshini Mattoo (July 23, 1970 - January 23, 1996) was a 25 year old law student who was found raped and murdered at her house in New Delhi on January 23, 1996.
After Priyadarshini finished school from the Presentation Convent School in Srinagar, her family migrated to Jammu where she pursued her graduation from MAM College, before joining Delhi University for her LLB course.
By all accounts, Priyadarshini was a smart and beautiful young woman. She came from a musically talented family and was herself a good singer and guitar player. According to a friend, she was "A tom boy, not at all submissive, and very compassionate towards animals. A bubbly girl loaded with confidence..."
It was in Delhi during her law course that Santosh Singh became besotted to her, and made indecent proposals. However, at one point he started stalking her, and her family lodged several FIR's with the police. A police escort was provided for some time, but in the end, the stalking continued eventually leading to her death.