A 20-year-old Sahil, who is accused of killing a 16-year-old girl named Sakshi, has been arrested from Bulandshahr. The murder, which was recorded on camera, took place in the Shahbad area, in Delhi.
The incident was captured on CCTV camera which shows the man brutally stabbing the minor on multiple occasions, after being attacked with a big stone.
Delhi Chief Minister reacted to the issue and said that there is no fear of the police amongst the citizens and urged the L-G Anil Baijal to take prompt action against the same.
“We have arrested the accused. Sahil from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. He used to work as a mechanic for AC and refrigerators. Further investigation is underway, we will make sure that the maximum punishment is given to the accused,” said Suman Nalwa, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra termed the crime to be a result of Love Jihad. He also stated that it was a planned crime against “our daughters”.
According to reports, police suspect that the accused used to wear a kalawa (a red cotton thread) to fake his religious identity.
“As per the information as of now, they (Sahil-Sakshi) knew each other and there was some quarrel or they parted ways. The accused (Sahil) had a grudge and he did this kind of gruesome murder. It’s a crime of passion. Further probe is being done,” Delhi Police Special CP Dependra Pathak said.
The National Commission for Women has also reacted to the issue. The chairperson of the commission questioned the bystanders when the crime was taking place.
“Even an uneducated person can never be so cruel that he ends up killing someone like this. There were several people at the spot when the incident took place but no one took any action. The judiciary should take this matter to a fast-track court and announce the verdict as early as possible,” said Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, NCW.
The mother of the victim has demanded the death penalty for the accused.