An Young girl in Delhi was shot in the head near police post and has succumbed to injury after being rushed to the hospital.
Her story was India’s worst shame and yet nearly 2 months after the nation took to the streets demanding security for women, no lessons have been learnt. Another young girl was brutally attacked in the capital and shot at in a busy Sarai Kale Khan area of south Delhi.
The shocking incident took place just 100 metres away from police post proving the national Capital still unsafe for women after Central and State Governments claim to have taken several steps to prevent atrocities against women.
Delhi witnessed its latest incident of crimes against women when the victim identified as Pooja was with her husband Mohan Prasad on the Ring Road in Sarai Kale Khan close to the busy Inter State Bus Terminal(ISBT) and near Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.
A senior police officer said the assailant, who was identified as Munshi Yadav from Bihar, has been arrested.
The victim was a resident of Bhajanpura in Outer Delhi, police said.
Police said the victim and the assailant knew each other and the incident appeared to be a case of personal enmity.
“He was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He misbehaved with the woman and she objected to it. Enraged, he opened fire at her. She died on the spot,” the officer said.
Eyewitnesses said the assailant was caught by passersby and handed over to police. There was a police post about 100 metres near the scene of the crime, they said, adding that a PCR van arrived in about five to ten minutes. The incident is reported to have occurred around 8 pm.
One eyewitness identified as Rakesh Kumar said he heard the woman and the assailant had arguments over some issue.
Kumar said the attacker who was caught after being chased while trying to escape had a countrymade pistol. “We found some bullets from his pocket,” he added.