A 21-year old teacher died after being stabbed nearly 30 times by a 34-year-old man on Tuesday morning in full public view, Delhi police said.
The victim, Karuna, was a resident of Burari area in north Delhi and was teaching at Novel Reaches School, police said.
"The woman was stabbed publicly in Burari area at 9 a.m. by the accused, named Surender Singh, who was known to her. No one came to her rescue," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma told reporters.
CCTV footage of the crime shows a man lunge at Karuna and start to stab her. Immediately, people around them scatter in fear. Although one or two bystanders rush towards Karuna and her attacker, they back off when he brandishes his weapon at them. They, and other bystanders stand at a distance and watch as the woman writhes in pain from multiple stabbings, but seem unable or unwilling to interfere. After stabbing her multiple times, the attacker moves away, only to return and attack her again.
"He was later chased by the public and beaten up and handed over to police," the Deputy Commissioner said.
The officer said, "The assailant had been troubling the woman since a year or so. Karuna's family had lodged a complaint four-five months back and both the families had reached a compromise."
Karuna was declared brought dead at a trauma centre in ISBT, police said.
According to police, the assailant owns a shop and his divorce case was going on.
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