New Delhi, May 29
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena to take strict action over the murder of a minor girl in Shahbad Dairy here and said it was his responsibility to maintain law and order in the city.
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal wrote, "A minor girl was brutally murdered in Delhi. This is very sad and unfortunate. The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. LG sir, law and order is your responsibility, do something."
दिल्ली में खुलेआम एक नाबालिग बच्ची की बेरहमी से हत्या कर दी जाती है। ये बेहद दुखद और दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है। अपराधी बेख़ौफ़ हो गए हैं, पुलिस का कोई डर ही नहीं है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 29, 2023
LG साहब, क़ानून व्यवस्था आपकी ज़िम्मेदारी है, कुछ कीजिए। दिल्ली के लोगों की सुरक्षा सबसे महत्वपूर्ण है। https://t.co/3i1eLoYYqv
Senior AAP leader Atishi also slammed the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) and said the Constitution has given the L-G the "responsibility of protecting people" of the Union Territory.
यह ख़ौफ़नाक हत्या देख कर रूह काँप उठी।— Atishi (@AtishiAAP) May 29, 2023
मैं @LtGovDelhi को याद दिलाना चाहती हूँ कि संविधान ने उन्हें दिल्ली के लोगों की सुरक्षा की ज़िम्मेदारी दी है। परंतु वे अपना सारा समय @ArvindKejriwal के काम रोकने में लगाते हैं।
मेरा LG साहब से हाथ जोड़ कर निवेदन है कि दिल्ली की महिलाओं की… https://t.co/1ce5x12uX2
"I want to remind the L-G that the Constitution has given him the responsibility of protecting the people of Delhi. But he spends all his time to halt the work of Arvind Kejriwal. I request the L-G with folded hands to pay attention to the safety of the women of Delhi as they are not safe here at all," she tweeted.
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend in northwest Delhi's Shahbad Dairy, a video of which is being widely shared on social media, police said on Monday.
The accused allegedly stabbed her multiple times before bludgeoning her with a stone.
Reacting to the incident, BJP leader Kapil Mishra said, "This painful murder has happened in Delhi. Shraddha has not got justice yet. Do not know how many more Shraddhas will become victims of this brutality."
Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal slammed the Delhi Police and alleged that "no one is afraid" of the police or law in the national capital.
I have issued a notice to the Delhi Police in the gruesome #ShahbadDairy case seeking immediate arrest of the accused. Police is to file an action taken report in the Commission in 48 hours. Strictest possible action should be taken. pic.twitter.com/s0B4Jsr6Ed— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) May 29, 2023
"What was the fault of the 16-year-old girl that she was brutally killed on the road? No one is afraid of police and law in Delhi. There will be no limits to cruelty if there is no action in this case," she said.
The body of the victim, a resident of JJ Colony in Shahbad Dairy, was found lying in the street, a senior police officer said.
She was passing through the street when she was intercepted by the accused, who stabbed her multiple times, the officer said.
The couple was in a relationship but had a quarrel on Saturday. On Sunday, the victim planned to attend the birthday party of her friend's son but was intercepted and stabbed repeatedly. She was also hit with a stone, he added.
The police said the post-mortem will confirm how many times the victim was stabbed.
The accused, identified as Sahil (20), has been arrested from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, police added.
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