Adding to the ever-rising list of murders of Hindu women in interfaith relationships with Muslim men, a woman was murdered using a pair of scissors by a man in New Delhi yesterday.
The woman, Jharna, was 37. Her killer, Chand Alam, is said to be 26. Both were separately married; Jharna had two children.
The woman’s body was found on Sunday morning. Her call records showed that she was with a friend named Chand Alam the previous night. Alam was arrested from Okhla in New Delhi.
The as saying that the accused told them that he came in contact with Jharna in 2015 while working in an export company. They began seeing each other. Alam began giving her Rs 6,000 every month for expenses, on her request.
Recently, Alam suspected that Jharna had come close to another colleague named Suraj. They had quarrels over it several times.
Alam hatched a plan to kill her.
On Saturday night, Alam met Jharna at the Badarpur bus stop. He took her to an abandoned quarter near the railway track. There, he stabbed her in the neck with a pair of scissors.
Esha Pandey, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), south-east, as saying that the scissors were kept in Jharna’s bag as she worked as a tailor. Alam knew about the scissors and reached for them as soon as he decided to kill her.
Alam disposed of the weapon in a drain, but call records of Jharna’s phone led the police to Alam.
The long list of other similar killings include by Tauseef Ahmed, Kaur by Shahrukh alias Sherkhan, Jaswal by Mohammed Sadiq alias Aman, by husband Asif, by live-in partner Shamshad, by live-in partner Ejaz Ahmed, by Syed Mustafa, by Mohammed Dilshad, in New Delhi by Mohammed Layeek, by Nafees Ahmed, among many other cases.
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