A 21-year-old woman was stabbed 22 times in public, Delhi Police ‘refuses’ to share documents


Delhi Police has refused to share the documents regarding the stabbing of a 21-year-old woman by a stalker in public, with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), the panel chief Swati Maliwal has claimed.

The woman, who was a teacher, was stabbed to death last month by her 34-year-old stalker, who attacked her nearly 22 times as passersby looked on in north Delhi’s Burari area.

The deceased’s family had alleged that the woman had lodged a complaint with Police in May against the stalker but no action was taken. DCW had then issued notice to police to provide it the copy of woman’s complaint and FIR registered in the said incident of murder.

“The response received from DCP, North District says that the sought documents cannot be shared with the commission as the same may hamper investigation. This is, needless to say, a baseless assumption. The copy of complaints and copy of FIR are routinely filed and used in court cases. It is unfathomable that it can be denied to a statutory body pursuing the case in discharge of its statutory mandate,” Maliwal said.

The commission on Saturday issued summon to Virender Singh, Joint Commissioner of Police, Central Range, to appear before the panel on October 27 and submit the required documents besides explaining the cause of delay.