Woman stabbed to death during robbery bid in Delhi

Woman stabbed to death during robbery bid in northwest Delhi

Police said they have apprehended two persons in connection with the incident

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A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death while resisting a chain-snatching bid in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar area, police said on Sunday.

A senior police officer said the woman, Simran Kaur, was returning home from the market along with her two-year-old daughter and mother when the incident occurred around 9:30 pm on Saturday.

Police said they have apprehended two persons in connection with the incident.

The incident took place hardly 20 metres from the victim's house. There is a police post around 100 metres from the spot.

The accused stabbed the victim and fled, police said, adding that she was taken to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.

A CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.

In the video, the two women can be seen walking when a man chases them and tries to snatch the victim's chain from behind. Simran chases the man following which he falls on the road. Thereafter, he stands up, stabs her and flees from the spot.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Adarsh Nagar police station and an investigation is underway to nab the accused, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said, "We have formed 10 teams and are very close to working out this incident."

Police have apprehended two persons in connection with the incident on the charges of murder. The weapon of offence has also been recovered from their possession, the officer said, adding that they are verifying their age whether they are minor or adults.

Simran's aunt said she had gone to the market to buy medicines for her daughter.

"She was wearing a chain and holding her daughter. The accused was chasing them and tried to snatch the chain but Simran caught hold of it and did not lose her grip. When she resisted, the accused fell on the road. When she turned towards him, the accused stabbed her twice and fled the spot. We got to know that the accused was with his accomplice who took him on a scooter and fled from the spot," her aunt said.

Amit Mehra, Simran's neighbour, said he took her to hospital in his car.

"When the incident occurred, the guard followed the accused, but he escaped along with his accomplice who was waiting for him on a scooter. I took her to MD City hospital at Model Town in my car. They referred her to Fortis hospital where she was declared brought dead," Mehra said. 

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