Aspiring air hostess murder case: Police arrest accused in Mumbai

According to a report from India Today, Khan was arrested from Bandra suburb in Mumbai. As per the report, the accused was hiding at his relatives' house and was on his way to flee to another state when he was arrested.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 8, 2017 2:50 pm
airhostess stabbed, airhostess stabbing, delhi airhostess stabbing, delhi airhostess stabbed, delhi crimes, india news Riya Gautam, the aspiring air hostess who was stabbed to death in Shahdara, New Delhi

A joint team of Delhi Police and Mumbai crime branch late Friday night arrested 21-year old Adil Khan alias Munne Khan, accused of stabbing 21-year old aspiring air-hostess Riya Gautam in Shahdara area of New Delhi on Wednesday. According to a report from India Today, Khan was arrested from Bandra suburb in Mumbai. As per the report, the accused was hiding at his relatives’ house and was on his way to flee to another state when he was arrested.

The police are still trying to determine how he managed to escape to Mumbai after committing the crime. On Wednesday, the accused allegedly stabbed the victim 7 times. Speaking to Indian Express, the victim’s brother said that a complaint was filed against the accused three months ago for stalking and harassment. “About three months ago, she told us that a man was harassing and stalking her. We had lodged a complaint at the Mansarovar Park police station. Police told us that he was in Gujarat and that they would investigate,” Ashish, the victim’s elder brother, said.

The entire incident was captured in a nearby CCTV camera. A leaked footage showed the accused stabbing her several times before she managed to free herself and sought help from nearby shopkeepers. “There were so many people… she must have screamed too but no one helped her. No one tried to save her,” Riya’s sister Komal told Indian Express.

Riya, who had finished a year-long course at Frankfinn Institute in Laxmi Nagar, succumbed to injuries at GTB hospital . “Jab main mila hospital mein, who hosh mein thi. Usne bola ‘bhaiya, issko zinda matt chhorna, isse jaan se maarna…bahut galat kiya hai isne mere saath,” Ashish said.

Mumbai crime branch officials, speaking to reporters, said that the accused has been handed over to Delhi Police. “The unit 9 of the crime branch conducted the operation with the Delhi police. The accused has been handed over to Delhi police for further action,” DCP, Detection, Dilip Sawant told Mid-Day.

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    Prashant Gupta
    Jul 9, 2017 at 12:31 am
    This killer of Riya should be hanged to death for preplanned murder. He should have been lynched by the people watching the scene.
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      Raaj
      Jul 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm
      ASPIRING HINDU GIRL killed by a MUSLIM MAN. #Notinmyname Learn to mention the muslim person's name also if you can shamelessly tag hindus as terrorists and killers.
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        Vincent Bagul
        Jul 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm
        Very tragic and painful incident. The case should be conducted in Fast Track court and the culprit should be punished severely.
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          Madarchod mohammad
          Jul 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm
          That uncultured Muslim forced her to marry before conversion to a mad religion Islam. She protested and the result is here to see. A product of mosque and madrasa.
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            TRUE INDIAN
            Jul 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm
            Look who is talking,check your history you will find answers for this nanga behaviour of your ancestors.
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              Nahida
              Jul 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm
              How many of the Nirbhaya case accused were Muslims?? Why is the religion especially Islam blamed for his wrong doing. Majority of rape cases, acid attacks are done by Hindus. So should we blame Hinduism??? Grow up man/ woman whoever you are. Have the guts to put your real name rather than what you have put.
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              rajesh sharma
              Jul 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm
              Unless Indian males change there mentality towards liberating Indian women . There will be no change in situations like this. Man thinks only he has liberated while the women should still move with his permissions and will. This is not the case any more, Speedy justice is the key now. The should be hanged publicly and within 2-3 months with no permission of seed mercy prom the president. Justic should be fast and based on " an eye for an eye". Ridiculous delay in justice is unpardonable. Our legal system needs to take cue from Arab countries which is more suitable for Indian conditions as against legal system of the western counties.
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                Nitish Nitish
                Jul 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm
                M mulle get lost
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                Mahendra Jain
                Jul 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm
                Wrong mindset developed in mosque. So sorry
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                  Nahida
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm
                  Mr Jain have you ever visited a mosque??? What that man has done is terrible and I hope he is punished for it. But stop blaming the religion for it. It's easy to type in here whatever comes to your mind. In fact this just shows your upbringing.
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                    Nitish Nitish
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm
                    No muslims really hard to control.with what mindset he stabbed her seven times.obviously it islam which teaches this kind of brutality.
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                  Hindu
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm
                  like the case of pallavi purkayasta . her murderer sajjad enjoyed bail after bail and then in the end vanished while on bail for his mothers death. Sajad mughal is now enjoying in Kashmir . What a mockery of justice system
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                    Sanjay
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 1:33 am
                    Criminal has not any religeon. Ciminal is criminal who must be punished. Don't attach any criminal with religeon.
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                    Hindu
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                    I have seen many hindu girls in the same trap . In the end they had to yield for marriage unlike this case . Hindu girls need to seriously wake up from this bollywood dream . Or are we to blame for creating this Bollywood bubble ?
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