Woman stabbed to death in Delhi as bystanders watch

Scooterists and passersby looked on as Singh dragged the girl, who fell down as she tried to save herself, and relentlessly attacked her. (Representative Image) (Image source: PublicDomainPictures.net) Photograph:( Others )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 20, 2016, 12.12 PM (IST)
A twenty one-year-old woman was stabbed at least 22 times by a stalker even as several bystanders looked on in India's capital city of New Delhi.

Karuna, who was a teacher by profession, was walking through the busy streets of Burari in North Delhi at 9 am when the fatal assault took place.

Police have identified the attacker as Surender Singh who is believed to have been stalking her for about a year.

Videos circulating in India media shows the assaulter dragging the victim after she trips over while defending herself from the frenzied knife attack.

"But no one came to her rescue," senior police officer Madhur Verma told a posse of reporters.

The girl's family say a complaint was filed against Singh six months back. But the matter was mutually resolved when Singh agreed to stop following Karuna around.

Singh had started liking Karuna when he started going for his computer classes at a training centre owned by her, reports suggest.

It remains unclear whether Singh has been arrested yet.

(WION with inputs from agencies)