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Father stabs daughter who manages to escape, cops arrest the former

An 18-year-old girl was injured after she was allegedly stabbed by her father over a trivial issue at their house in South-west Delhi’s Palam area on September 14. According to the police, the girl was allegedly attacked by her father with a kitchen knife who was angry with her over returning home late.

Police said that the incident took place at around 8 pm when Parul (name changed) went to her aunt’s house. Her father, Bhawani Shankar, who does petty jobs and spends most of the income on liquor, allegedly scolded her for returning home late. In a state of anger, he took the kitchen knife and stabbed his daughter while his wife was away at work.

Sources said that on September 15, Parul somehow managed to leave her house in Raj Nagar area of Palam, boarded the Metro and reached her maternal grandmother’s house in Patel Nagar area of Central Delhi where she narrated the incident to the elderly woman. She had received injuries on her back and neck. The elderly woman took Parul to AIIMS Trauma Center for treatment the next day, where in turn the hospital authorities informed the police.

Police said that Parul reportedly had shared with them that after being stabbed by her father, she was not allowed to step outside the house. Since her father was an alcoholic and her mother stayed away at work for long hours, she did not get time to share the incident with her mother, who works at a private company. She somehow managed to escape. Based on her statement as well as her medical examination, her father was booked and later on arrested.

Meanwhile, a senior police official of the South-west district said that they have registered a case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC at the Palam police station against the accused Bhawani Shankar.
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