New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 21-year old woman was stabbed 22 times by a jilted lover on Tuesday morning in full public view in north Delhi.
The woman, identified as Karuna, a resident of Burari area in north Delhi, later died.
She was a teacher at Novel Reaches School, police said.
Scooterists and passersby looked on as the accused, identified as Surender Singh, dragged the girl, who fell down as she tried to save herself, and relentlessly attacked her.
However, a witness told news agency ANI that he tried to stop people, but nobody was willing to help. He added that after stabbing the girl, the accused started dancing near her body.
"The woman was stabbed publicly in Burari area at 9 am by the accused, named Surender Singh, 34, who was known to her. No one came to her rescue," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma told reporters.
"He was later chased by the public and beaten up and handed over to police," the officer added.
The victim used to learn computer at a training centre owned by the accused and he fell in love with her, police said.
The officer said, "The assailant had been troubling the woman since a year or so. The family had lodged a complaint four-five months back and both the families had reached a compromise."
Karuna was declared brought dead at a trauma centre in ISBT, police said.
"There were 22 stab wounds on the deceased`s body," the officer added.
According to police, the assailant owns a shop and his divorce case was going on.
Meanwhile, the Centre has sought a report from the Delhi Police over the death of Karuna.
"We have sought a fact report from Delhi Police Commissioner over the incident. Whatever happened is very sad," Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told reporters.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has hit out at the Delhi Police, saying the force should "focus" on ensuring security of people rather than "harassing" AAP legislators.
(With Agency inputs)