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Woman murdered with iron rod in South Delhi park by cousin for refusing marriage

Jul 28, 2023 03:10 PM IST

Delhi Malviya Nagar murder: Probe revealed the victim, stopped talking to Irfn, the attacker, after her family rejected a marriage proposal.

In a shocking incident of a broad daylight murder in a posh area of South Delhi, a 25-year-old woman died on the spot after being hit by an iron rod on the head by an attacker who, it is believed, accompanied the woman to the park near Malviya Nagar's Aurobindo College. Irfan, the attacker, was arrested after Delhi Police launched a probe and a case of murder was filed.

A college student was beaten to death with an iron rod in Delhi on Friday
A college student was beaten to death with an iron rod in Delhi on Friday

The iron rod left beside the victim led the police to Irfan who left the rod at the site as he fled. The incident took place before 12 noon on Friday as the police received the information at around 12.08pm. The woman was found lying in a pool of blood beneath a bench, dead. The iron rod was found near the body.

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Preliminary reports reveal the woman's family rejected the marriage proposal and the woman stopped talking to him.

The incident raises questions of law and order in the national capital as the murder took place in broad daylight inside a park at the heart of the capital's one of the poshest areas. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal condemned the law and order situation of the national capital and said the Malviya Nagar one is the second such freak incident -- a man shot a woman in Dabri Extension of southwest Delhi and then killed himself.

"Two incidents took place today- a girl was shot in Dabri and the second incident took place near Aurbindo College where another woman was beaten to death by an iron rod. I appeal to the Central govt to call a meeting regarding the safety of women in Delhi. DCW is taking cognizance of these incidents and we are issuing notices for the same," Swati Maliwal said.

Malviya Nagar murder: Here is what we know so far

1. Irfan, the murderer, is a resident of Sangam Vihar and is related to the victim. Irfan works as a delivery person.

2. The victim's family rejected a marriage proposal from Irfan's side and after that the victim, also a Muslim, stopped talking to Irfan.

3. On Friday, Irfan and the victim came to the park together and then Irfan hit her with an iron rod. Then he fled the spot leaving the rod at the site.

4. The police received information about 12.08pm and found the victim's body in a pool of blood with her head battered.

5. Irfan was caught within three hours.

Vaishali shooting case

A 23-year-old man shot a 42-year-old woman dead in Vaishali on Thursday night and then killed himself in the same country-made pistol. The two met at a local gym two years ago but the woman's husband and in-laws did not approve of their friendship.

(With inputs from bureau)

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