A 21-year-old aspiring airhostess was critically injured after getting stabbed by a youth known to her outside her house in Mansarovar Park of Shahdara district. She was admitted to a government hospital where she was operated on till late at night.
The incident was reported around 5.30pm when the girl had gone to a shop outside her house in Ram Nagar. The youth, later identified as Adil (22), stays two lanes away from the girl.
Eyewitnesses told the police that the two had an argument over something after which Adil pulled out a knife and stabbed her multiple times in her abdomen and chest.
Hearing the girl’s calls for help, locals rushed to the spot. Adil then fled the spot with the knife. The girl’s family was informed and she was rushed to GTB hospital where doctors said that she was in a critical condition.
“We have registered a case under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder). The youth’s family members are being questioned to know his whereabouts,” said DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad.
Family members said that the girl was pursuing a course at a famous airhostess training academy in east Delhi. She has an elder brother and a sister who work in private companies. Her parents were at their workplaces when the incident was reported.
The girl had returned from her institute and gone to a nearby grocery shop when the incident happened. CCTV footage from the area recovered by the cops shows Adil following the girl towards the shop and then running away after stabbing her.
Police said that Adil had earlier been arrested from Mansarovar Park on charges of auto-lifting. He was also involved in petty crimes after his release. The statement of the girl’s parents will be recorded to find out whether he had been stalking her.