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Argument turns fatal as man stabs 22-yr-old woman in Patel Nagar hostel

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her friend in Patel Nagar area of Central Delhi on Thursday night.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 11, 2009 1:18:35 am

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her friend in Patel Nagar area of Central Delhi on Thursday night.

Police sources said the incident occurred around 8 pm inside a girls’ hostel in Patel Nagar. The victim,Kavita Chauhan,was allegedly stabbed several times by her friend Kapil Sharma,23,after the two had a fight over “personal issues”,the police said.

“We got a call around 8 pm last night that a woman was stabbed and died on the spot. We were told that her friend,Kapil Sharma,is suspected to be behind the murder,” a police officer said.

The police said they traced Sharma’s address to Mongolpuri,where his brother provided them information on his whereabouts.

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“We nabbed Kapil from Mongolpuri area and he later confessed to committing the crime,” a senior police officer said. “Kapil had injury marks on his body and probably tried to commit suicide after the murder.”

During interrogation,Sharma claimed the two often fought over personal issues. He suspected that Kavita was having a relationship with someone else.

On Thursday,they reportedly met to talk over the same issue at a park near the hostel. After a while,however,Kavita decided to return to her room. Sharma,in a fit of rage,followed her inside the hostel and stabbed her at least six times.


The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Delhi) Jaspal Singh said,“Kapil has been arrested. We handed over the woman’s body to her family at 2 pm on Friday.”

A security guard at the hostel,Basant,said,“The two were upset about something. After spending some time in the park,they went inside. I suddenly heard screams and before I could react,I saw the man fleeing from the hostel. I rushed to the woman’s room and found her lying on the ground,after which the police were called in.”

The police said Sharma was preparing for CAT after completing BSc from CCS University,Meerut. Kavita was studying the Company Secretary course in Delhi and was staying in the hostel for the past six months.


The police said Kavita and Sharma knew each other since their school days. Both their families stay in Uttar Pradesh,the police said. Kavita’s parents,however,said they did not know him.

Suresh Chauhan,Kavita’s father,said,“We are clueless about how this happened. We had never heard of anyone called Kapil.”

A girl residing at the hostel,on the condition of anonymity,said,“Kavita was very reserved and never spoke to anyone. We were all very scared after the incident,which also shows how lax the security at the hostel is.” She added that three girls have already left the hostel.

The hostel houses around 50 girls.

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First published on: 11-07-2009 at 01:18:35 am

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