- 16-year-old girl stabbed 34 times by boyfriend in Delhi’s Shahbad dairy neighborhood; CCTV footage captures the heinous crime.
- Victim attacked while on her way to a friend’s son’s birthday party; accused repeatedly stabs her and hits her skull with a concrete slab.
- Delhi Chief Minister and DCW chief demand action and highlight the urgent need for improved security measures for women.
A 16-year-old girl murdered on Sunday in Delhi’s Outer North District’s Shahbad dairy neighbourhood after being stabbed 34 times by her boyfriend. The heinous crime was captured on CCTV.
The disturbing CCTV footage of the incident showed the girl strolling down the street when she was stopped by the accused, who has been identified as Sahil. Sahil then began stabbing the girl repeatedly before repeatedly hitting her skull with a concrete slab after she died. The accused then turned around and left, only to come back and throw the slab at the victim once more.
The incident happened on a crowded street with others walking by without reaching out to help the victim.
The victim, Sakshi, residing in JJ Colony in the Shahbad dairy area, was tragically found lifeless on the street by the arriving police officers.
According to the authorities, Sakshi was purportedly involved with the suspect, Sahil. It was reported that the couple had a disagreement the day prior to the unfortunate incident.
A 16-year-old girl stabbed to death by her boyfriend, identified as 20-year-old Sahil in Shahbad Dairy PS limits of Delhi. Sahil and the deceased were in a relationship but yesterday they had a quarrel. The deceased was planning to attend her friend's son's birthday when the…— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2023
A FIR has been filed under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with Shahbad Dairy police station on the complaint of the deceased’s father against the accused Sahil, who fled the scene of the crime.
The police disclosed that the girl was attacked while she was on her way to attend her friend’s son’s birthday party.
“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,” stated a senior official.
Residents called the police, who responded and found the girl’s body with blood around her.
The girl’s mother said: “We never knew about the man. We want the death sentence for him.”
In response to the grusome muder, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted on Twitter, “A minor girl is brutally murdered openly in Delhi. This is very sad and unfortunate. The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. LG sir, law and order is your responsibility, do something. The safety of the people of Delhi is of paramount importance”.
Chief of the Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal added that women and girls now feel “extremely unsafe” in Delhi. She urged the central government to arrange a high-level meeting with Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal, and Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena of Delhi.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, “A 16-year-old girl was stabbed 40-50 times and then was hit by a stone multiple times after which she died. All this has been captured on CCTV. Several people saw this but did not pay heed. Delhi has become extremely unsafe for women and girls. I appeal to the central govt to call a high-level meeting with Union Home Minister, Delhi L-G, DCW chief and Delhi CM.”