Korba: A man allegedly killed a 20-year-old woman by stabbing her 51 times with a screwdriver in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district after she refused to talk to him, police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place in the pump house colony of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) on December 24, city superintendent of police (Korba) Vishwadipak Tripathi said. According to the police, the victim was alone in the house when the accused arrived there. He covered her mouth with a pillow to muffle her screams and stabbed her 51 times with a screwdriver.
The victim’s brother found her in a pool of blood when he arrived home later, the official said.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused, who hails from Jashpur district, had befriended the victim three years ago when he was working as a conductor in a passenger bus and the woman used to travel by it, he said.
The accused later moved to Ahmedabad in Gujarat for work and the duo stayed in touch over phone. After the woman stopped talking to him on the phone, the accused had also threatened her parents, the official said.
A case has been registered and four police teams have been formed to trace the absconding accused, he added.
Earlier this month, two masked men on a motorcycle threw acid on a Class 12 student minutes after she left her west Delhi home for school, leaving her seriously injured.
The accused probably threw acid on the victim which was ordered through an e-commerce portal, Flipkart. The type of acid used in the crime will be confirmed after a forensic examination, police said.
Three people, including the prime accused, have been arrested, they said.
Last wek, the E-commerce giant responded to the Delhi Police inquiry and said that the acid seller is an Agra-based company.
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