Hours after the gruesome murder of a minor girl in Shahbad Dairy area in the national capital, the accused has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district.
"We have arrested the accused - Sahil - from Bulandshahr (in) Uttar Pradesh. He used to work as a mechanic for AC and refrigerators. Further investigation is underway. We will make sure the maximum punishment is given to the accused," news agency ANI quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police Suman Nalwa as saying.
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend on Sunday evening. Video of the chilling murder had gone viral. The accused stabbed her multiple times before bludgeoning her with a stone even as nobody came forward to save her.
She was passing through the street when she was intercepted by the accused, who stabbed her multiple times.
They were in a relationship but had a quarrel on Saturday. On Sunday, the victim planned to attend the birthday party of her friend's son but was intercepted and stabbed repeatedly. She was also hit with a stone, a police officer said.
The body of the victim was found lying in the street, a senior police officer said.
The father of the deceased sought stringent punishment for the accused. "My daughter was stabbed many times, her head was also bludgeoned into pieces. We demand stringent punishment for the accused," he said.
CM blames governor
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena, pointing out that law and order is his responsibility.
"A minor girl was brutally murdered in Delhi. This is very sad and unfortunate. The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. LG sir, law and order is your responsibility, do something," the CM tweeted.
AAP leader Atishi too hit out at Lieutenant Governor, saying the Constitution has given the L-G the "responsibility of protecting people" of the Union territory.
She tweeted: "I want to remind the L-G that the Constitution has given him the responsibility of protecting the people of Delhi. But he spends all his time to halt the work of Arvind Kejriwal. I request the L-G with folded hands to pay attention to the safety of the women of Delhi as they are not safe here at all."
—With PTI inputs