A 34-year-old woman from northeast was stabbed nearly 30 times by a 26-year-old stalker in full public view at MG Road Metro station here on Monday morning.
The victim called her husband a few moments before the incident informing him that the man was stalking her.
Pinki Devi, the victim who hailed from Shillong in Meghalaya, was going to take the Metro train for work when the incident happened at 9.30am. Devi, who worked as an assistant at a beauty parlour in Rohini area of Delhi, was stabbed multiple times in the stomach, her throat was slit and arms slashed. She succumbed to injuries at Gurgaon civil hospital.
Devi’s sister lives in Delhi and her 18-year-old son from her previous marriage lives in Shillong.
Doctors who performed the autopsy on her body said, she had 30 injuries caused by a sharp-edged weapon. “Main injuries were on neck, throat, chest, upper arms, and one deep wound in the stomach. It seems the accused attacked her with full force and kept stabbing ferociously in quick succession” said a doctor.
Devi’s husband Maan Singh said she called him to inform that the accused Jitender Kumar was harassing her again. “As I was talking to her on phone there was a loud noise and the call was disconnected. No one picked up after that. About half an hour later, someone picked up the call and informed me about the incident,” said Singh, who works as office boy in Gurgaon.
CCTV footage at the Metro station shows the victim walking in the gallery area while talking on phone and the accused following her.
According to the police, accused Jitender Kumar, 26, was waiting at the entry of gallery area of the metro station. He attacked Devi from behind. People present at the spot caught hold of Kumar, thrashed him, and handed him over to the Central Industrial Security Force who handed him over to the police.
As Kumar attacked Devi, some passersby tried to intervene but the accused threatened them with the knife, said a shopkeeper. Kumar kept on stabbing the victim until a passerby hit him with a table fan.
Devi’s husband Maan Singh, a native of Nepal, claimed Kumar has been stalking her for past some time and she told him about it. Devi used to hire Kumar’s auto to and fro the metro station after which he started stalking her.