In a horrific incident, a 19-year-old just married Hindu girl Vaishnavi Ingle was murdered by her stalker Sheikh Altaf Sheikh Babu (26) in Jalna district’s Mantha city when she was out shopping with her friend reports ABP Marathi.
As per the report, Vaishnavi was out shopping with her friend when Sheikh attacked her with a knife slitting her throat. Vaishnavi fell unconscious when her friend called for help. However, she died on the spot even before help could arrive. The incident occurred around 4 in the evening on Tuesday in the city’s market area where the two were shopping.
Police arrived at the spot and began investigations in accordance with the information at their disposal. Preliminary investigations revealed that Babu, who was the girl’s neighbour, had obsessed over her since school. However, the girl showed no interest in him.
Vaishnavi, who got married just 5 days ago, returned to her maternal home for a ceremony as per Hindu customs two days back. She had gone shopping with her mother and a friend on Tuesday. After some time her mother returned home leaving the two girls to continue shopping.
Babu was biding his time waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack. As soon as the girl’s mother left, he attacked Vaishnavi and killed her. The police began searching for the youth and caught hold of him in the evening from the farm where he was hiding.
A knife was recovered from the accused who confessed his crime during the course of the inquiry. Fearing arrest the accused is said to have consumed poison. He has been admitted to the Jalna District Hospital where he is receiving treatment and is said to be in a stable condition at present.
A case has been registered against Babu at the Mantha Police Station on the basis of the statement issued by Vaishnavi’s mother.
There has been a rash of such cases recently, with victims like Shivani Khobiyani, Naina Kaur, Priti Mathur, Riya Gautam and many more falling prey to such stalkers. Society, governments, law enforcement and judiciary need to tackle this problem on priority.
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