A couple of hours after his wife succumbed to the injuries she sustained after being stabbed by an auto driver at MG Road Metro station on Monday morning, 30-year-old Maan Singh was still struggling to come to terms with what had happened.
Minutes before she was killed, his wife Pinky Devi had called up Singh. He was still at the other end of the line when she was stabbed.
“She called me to tell me that she had spotted Jitender, the auto driver who had been stalking her, at the Metro station, and that she was scared,” said Singh.
“We were still talking when I heard a loud noise, after which there was no response from her end. I screamed out her name a couple of times. I then cut the call and dialed her number again,” he added.
For the next 30 minutes, Singh said he tried his wife’s phone continuously but received no response. “I knew something must have happened but I never thought it would be this bad,” he said.
It was only half-an-hour later that his call was finally answered by a stranger, who told him that his wife had been stabbed at the Metro station and taken to the hospital. “I rushed to the hospital… but now she is gone,” said Singh, adding, “I don’t even know what I’m doing or what is happening, it all feels unreal.”
According to Singh, Devi was born and brought up in Shillong, where she married her first husband. The couple eventually got divorced, said Singh.
Devi has a six-year-old son from her first marriage, who lives in Shillong.
Devi had first met Singh when they working in different companies in Delhi. Their offices were located close to each other.
They got married around three years ago and were living in Gurgaon’s Sarhaul village.
Devi’s parents died a few years ago, and she has an older sister who lives in Rohini, said Singh.