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Burari murder: Sisodia hits out at Delhi Police; Centre seeks report

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday hit out at Delhi Police over the murder of a 21-year-old woman in Burari, saying the force should “focus” on ensuring security of people rather than “harassing” AAP legislators.

The woman was brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight by her 34-year-old stalker, who attacked her nearly 22 times in the morning as passers-by looked on.

“Shocking incident in Delhi of stabbing of 21-yr old woman. Delhi Police needs to focus on citizen’s security than harassing AAP MLAs (sic),” Sisodia tweeted.

At least 11 AAP MLAs have been arrested by the Delhi Police since the party came to power in the national Capital in February last year.

In July, Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested after a woman alleged that a vehicle he was sitting in tried to mow her down. 

Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal was arrested on charges of misbehaving with a woman the same month.

Another party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was arrested in June on charges of molestation and sexual harassment amid high drama when he was addressing a press conference. 

Meanwhile, the Centre has sought a report from Delhi Police over the Burari incident. 

“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.

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

The accused, identified as Surender Singh, carried out the frenzied attack when the victim, Karuna, was walking through the area at 9 am.

Motorists and passers-by looked on as Singh dragged the girl, who fell down as she tried to save herself, and relentlessly attacked her. 
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