A Delhi court would on Monday consider whether to take cognisance of the charge sheet against a man for alleged savage killing of a 21-year-old woman by stabbing her 22 times on a busy road here in front of several onlookers last month. Link magistrate Riya Guha supplied the copy of charge sheet to 34-year-old accused Surender Singh and put up the matter before the concerned court for October 17. The charge sheet was filed in the court by Delhi Police yesterday against Surender, who is currently in judicial custody, for the offence of murder under section 302 of IPC. The brutal murder, which was captured in CCTV camera, took place on September 20 when Karuna Kumar, a teacher in a North Delhi school, was going for work, police said, adding that Surender had been stalking her for over 18 months. Police said Karuna, along with her cousin Neha, was on her way to work when Surender attacked her with a pair of scissors near Labour Chowk in Burari. As Surender caught Karuna off guard and plunged the single blade of scissors in her body, a man rushed to stop him but soon backed off fearing he would be attacked. Within about three minutes, Surender had stabbed Karuna 22 times, as onlookers kept away, it said. Neha told the police that she was also threatened by Surender and had to back off but she kept shouting for help. The victim was taken to Sushruta Trauma Centre in Civil Lines where she was declared brought dead.
The accused was beaten up by the locals, who caught him and handed him over to the police. He was arrested and a case of murder was lodged against him. Surender, son of a retired Delhi Police sub-inspector, is going through divorce proceedings and has two kids.
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