Delhi turns murder Capital
According to official figures, Delhi witnessed 134 murders and 119 attempts on life during the first three months of the year.Updated: May 01, 2008, 23:48 IST
The Capital on Thursday lived up its reputation of 'crime capital' with as many as four murders, including that of a one-and-half-year-old girl, being reported on Thursday.
Besides the girl, a property dealer, a milk vendor and a restaurant employee were killed in various parts of the city in the past 24 hours.
According to official figures, Delhi witnessed 134 murders and 119 attempts on life during the first three months of the year. Sources said at least 20 murders were registered in the city in April.
The girl, a daughter of a rickshaw puller, was stabbed by two unidentified men who barged into their residence in Inderlok in north-east Delhi, a senior police official said.
The incident took place when Mohd Abid, the rickshaw puller was not present at his residence, the official said.
According to the statement given by his wife Shanno, two men entered their one-room residence at around 11:30 am And demanded money. When she refused, the men took out a knife and attacked her and her daughter.
During the scuffle, the official said, the man slit open the throat of the girl who had undergone surgery for brain tumour for four times in one year. The girl was rushed to a private hospital where doctors refereed her to another.
She died on her way to St Stephens hospital, the official said, adding a case of murder has been registered.
However, the official said there were some contradictions in the statement of Shanno and they were verifying it.