A man in Delhi’s Dwarka allegedly murdered a woman on Sunday outside her store. Reportedly, the accused mercilessly thrashed the woman and killed her after she refused to give him a cigarette for free. Reportedly, the woman did not have money for the cigarette.
The deceased woman has been identified as Vibha. A resident of Dwarka’s Dabri, the 30-year-old woman used to run a general store with her husband.
On Sunday, the accused – Dilip- went to the woman’s shop at around 10.15 pm on Sunday and asked for a cigarette and some food. The woman, however, refused when the accused said that he did not have money to give in exchange for the food and cigarette.
The accused, who works as a plumber and contractor, was allegedly inebriated when the incident took place. He allegedly started arguing with Vibha when she refused to give the cigarette and food for free. Vibha made an attempt to scare away the accused with a broom and threw stones at him, The Indian Express reported.
Upset over the same, the accused allegedly took a sharp weapon from his toolbox and slit Vibha’s neck. Following a PCR call, the police rushed to the spot and learned that the woman had been taken to the DDU Hospital where she was declared dead.
In the CCTV footage of the incident, the man could be seen arguing with Vibha and falling to the ground after being assaulted. Reportedly, the locals caught hold of Dilip when the cops were probing the case and brutally thrashed him.
The DCP said, “While police were investigating the matter, some people gathered at the spot and demanded that Dilip be handed over to them. The mob pelted stones and bricks at the police party, but they managed to apprehend the accused. Two constables sustained injuries after a few locals pelted stones at them. ”