In a horrific incident reported from the national capital, a woman was stabbed to death by her husband at a market in Delhi in broad daylight which people watched them, but refused to step forward and save her.
Even after she had died, the husband stabbed her as many as 25 times in a fit of rage.
The incident took place in full public view in the Budh Vihar area of northwest Delhi on Saturday afternoon, while the accused told police he recently got married to Neelu and wasn’t happy with her job.
The police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Neelu Mehta who worked at the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. Her husband Harish Mehta is an employee of the Marriage Bureau. Both Harish and Neelu hail from Rajkot in Gujarat.
However, she decided against his threats to work as a housewife and continued to work. Harish then suspected Neelu having an extramarital affair when she left him to stay at his parents’ house in Budh Vihar because of the daily fights over her career.
He then decided to kill her “to end his pain”, the police said. Around 2 p.m., when Neelu was coming home from work, he came and started stabbing her till she died.
The fact that a woman is not even allowed to decide her career, and when she does, she has a life threat by her own husband is nothing but horror in anyone’s life.
Imagining what the women went through in her last moments that she is literally being killed by a person on the streets of a market with hundreds of people around, yet nobody came forward to save her and let her die in a pool of blood just because it was an ‘internal matter’ as she is a woman?
There might be people who defend such acts but 40% of women in India are still not allowed to choose their career choices and 78% of married women are still housewives. It may be a choice, but at times it is not and we need to stand against it.
The man was arrested after some locals called the police; he reportedly did not even escape and said ‘she deserved it