New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday sent a man to police custody for four days for allegedly murdering a 21-year-old woman by stabbing her 22 times on a busy road here in front of hoards of onlookers. Metropolitan magistrate Muneesh Garg remanded 34-year-old Surender Singh to police custody till September 25 after the cops produced him before the court and apprised him about his crime.
The brutal murder, which was captured in CCTV camera, took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Karuna Kumar, a teacher in a North Delhi school, was going for her work, police said, adding that Surender had been stalking her for over 18 months.
Police said Karuna, along with her cousin Neha, was on her way to work when Surender attacked her with a pair of scissors near Labour Chowk in Burari. As Surender caught Karuna off guard and plunged the single blade of scissors in her body, a man rushed to stop him but soon backed off fearing attack on himself.
Within about three minutes, Surender had stabbed Karuna 22 times, as onlookers kept away, it said. Neha told police that she was also threatened by Surender and had to back off but she kept shouting for help.
The victim was taken to Sushruta Trauma Centre in Civil Lines where she was declared brought dead. The accused was beaten up by the locals, who caught him and handed him over to the police. He was arrested and a case of murder under section 302 IPC has been lodged against him. Surender, son of a retired Delhi Police sub-inspector, is going through divorce proceedings and has two kids.