A 21-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a stalker, apparently driven by an agenda of love jihad, in south-east Delhi’s Bhogal on Friday, the police said.
Twenty-five-year-old Mohammad Munasir Shakeel, who was caught by the locals and beaten up while he was trying to flee the crime spot, had stabbed the woman, identified as Kirti, a resident of Tughlaqabad Extension, multiple times. This has been reported also in several other mainstream media websites.
Motive of murder: Failure of attempted love jihad
Munasir is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Chinmoy Biswal.
The incident took place at 7 PM when the victim, a working woman, was heading home from Bhogal in Nizamuddin area. Police sources say Munasir stalked Kirti in Sarai Kale Khan earlier. As the woman was about to leave after a heated exchange, the man attacked her with a knife, police said.
The victim also was taken to AIIMS, where she was declared “brought dead”, said the police.
Kirti used to live in Tughlaqabad Extension with her brother. His statement has been recorded.
Sources say that Kirti would constantly snub Munasir rather than entertaining his unsolicited advances for love jihad.
“A murder case has been registered at Hazarat Nizamuddin police station and the accused has been arrested,” said Biswal. He said that Munasir was likely to survive. The DCP said the knife used in the murderous attack has been recovered.
The area is tense due to the incident of attempted love jihad leading to a stalker killing his victim.
Kirti worked as a nanny in Bhogal, said the officer. “The woman had left her workplace and was walking in the market around 7 PM when the man armed with a knife approached her,” said the DCP.
The DCP said it was being ascertained if the woman had ever approached the police with a complaint against the suspected killer in the past. “What we know for sure is that the man repeatedly attacked her with a knife,” said the DCP.
Case slips away from award wapsi gang
When the public tried to take him on, Munasir allegedly managed to get away initially by threatening them, but was soon overpowered and caught. They beat him up. He could have died but fortunately he did not. Otherwise, the clique, identified as the “award wapsi gang” by observers, would have got another case to further their agenda.
The incident has surfaced coincidentally a day after the nation was outraged by an open letter signed by 49 celebrities, mostly associated with the entertainment industry, but also a couple of leftist intellectuals, where they charged the Hindu community of perpetrating mob lynching across the country. It is entirely possible that if Munasir had died in the thrashing, the incident would have been labelled as another case of lynching just as the death of a motorcycle thief in Jharkhand some weeks ago was reported.
Social media users have ever since been exposing the hypocrisy of the “leftist cabal” for their “selective outrage” where they overlook incidents where Muslims are the perpetrators and cherry-pick the few cases where the Hindus reacted.
Need for amendment in law
Reacting to the situation, senior lawyer Amitabh Sinha said, “When does mob lynching take place? What is the psychology of a mob? This is not a social phenomenon seen first in India. It’s a worldwide trend seen historically during the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, in Mao Tse Tung’s China and, in the contemporary times, in so-called revolution by the Muslim Brotherhood, in activism that overthrew governments in Tunisia, Egypt, etc.”
“When the people see something morally and/or legally wrong happening before them, they react. It is not an action but a counter-action. This is an emotional outburst. It is driven by mob psychology. This is how a crowd react,” Sinha said.
“Suppose someone is trying to kill you and you do something to save yourself, an action that leads to the death of the attacker. That is when the right to self-defence kicks in and a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder is registered. This is a lesser crime, not a heinous one. While this cannot be justified, policymakers may mull over the proposition of expanding the ambit of the law that gives a citizen the right to self-defence to include this social phenomenon observed worldwide,” Sinha added.
Sirf News had earlier reported that a pattern of crime emerging in the country where Muslims are targeting Hindus, exemplifying barbarism of the kind seen in Arabia during the advent of Islam and then in all regions where the religion spread.