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Delhi woman stabbed to death by 'stalkers' in broad daylight, no one helps her: Is public empathy missing in India?

india Updated: Jul 18, 2015 14:12 IST
Hindustan Times
Harassment,Sexual harassment,Acid attack
Residents of Punjabi Colony in West Delhi's Anand Parbat point at the spot where a woman was stabbed to death.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

A 19-year old woman was stabbed to death by two young men in Delhi for protesting against sexual harassment.

The two accused accosted the woman when she went to the market late on Thursday evening, and stabbed her 35 times on her face chest and stomach, a police officer said. She ran screaming for help, but the men chased her and stabbed her repeatedly till she collapsed after entering a neighbour's house.

Her mother, who tried to to save her, also sustained injuries. Both the suspects have been arrested and charged with murder.

The two accused had threatened to disfigure the victim’s face by throwing acid on her. The men had been reportedly harassing the woman for the past two years, a complaint regarding which was filed in the local police station in October 2013.

The police, however, did not register a criminal case and detained Shashi Bala, the mother of the two accused — Sunny Jai Prakash and Ajay — for preventive action. She was later let off after she provided a security bond and an undertaking promising good conduct.

The family also alleged that despite bringing the threats to police’s knowledge, no security was provided and no attempt was made to keep the men behind bars.

Read:Delhi woman stabbed 35 times, dies after protesting sexual harassment

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First Published: Jul 18, 2015 12:49 IST