On camera, a girl is stabbed 22 times by a man and struck with a stone slab as people pass them by, staring in alarm but doing nothing. The girl, 16, goes still but the frenzied attack doesn’t stop, shows extremely disturbing footage captured on a security camera in north Delhi’s Rohini on Sunday.
The teen was killed by her alleged boyfriend, Sahil, on a bustling street crowded with people, yet no one came to her rescue, as captured in the CCTV footage.
20-year-old Sahil, an AC technician, was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr today.
The two had fought the previous evening, the police said.
On Sunday evening, Sahil attacked the teen with a knife at the Shahbad Dairy area and stabbed her repeatedly. The footage shows that at one point, the knife appeared to get stuck, and the killer had to shake it loose.
Then he picked up a stone slab and struck her repeatedly, the chilling video shows.
He appeared to walk off but then returned to bash her with the rock again.
The girl was on her way to the birthday party of her friend’s son when she was attacked, the police said.
“They were in a relationship, but yesterday they had a quarrel. The teen was planning to attend her friend’s son’s birthday. The man followed her and stabbed her multiple times and hit her with a stone,” a senior official said.
The police, alerted by residents, arrived at the spot to find the girl’s body and blood pooled around her.
The girl’s mother said: “We never knew about the man. We want the death sentence for him.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the murder.
“A minor girl was brutally murdered in Delhi. This is very sad and unfortunate. The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. L-G sir, law and order is your responsibility, please do something,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Delhi women’s panel head, Swati Maliwal, said a notice has been issued to police over the incident. “The crime was captured on CCTV. Several people saw this, but did not pay heed. Delhi has become extremely unsafe for women and girls,” the news agency quoted her as saying.