A 62-year-old woman – a vegetable vendor, was sexually assaulted at her house and then stabbed to death by a man half her age in east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar on June 13 afternoon.
The body of the woman with more than 25 stab wounds was discovered at her residence by her son who was out for work when the incident took place. A sickle used in the crime was also recovered from the spot.
Police have arrested the killer, a 30-year-old man from the same neighbourhood.
During the preliminary probe when the police checked CCTV footage they spotted a suspect entering the woman’s house and then leaving after 20 minutes. “This was exactly the time when the woman was raped and killed. With the help of local intelligence we identified the suspect and arrested him following a raid,” said a senior police officer.
The officer said during interrogation when the suspect was confronted with the CCTV footage, he confessed to having killed the woman. “The sickle he had used to slit the victim’s throat was also recovered” the officer added.
A case of murder was registered to probe the death.