The girl, Radhika Tanwar was attacked in Delhi's busy Dhaula Kuan area and the crowd allowed the killer to flee from the crime scene, sources reported. The deceased was reportedly pursuing a BA course from Delhi University's Ramlal Anand College.
Police sources informed that the killer did not try to mug or rob the girl and the officials also suspected that the killer was known to the girl. Citing the situation, South Delhi DCP HGS Dhaliwal stated, "There was no snatching incident. It seems that the girl knew the person who shot her."
Radhika was shot in the back by the unidentified person at around 10:20 am when she was on the foot over-bridge near the college, eyewitnesses informed. She was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre, however, she succumbed to her injuries.
In an another irony, the incident took place in Delhi when Union Home Minister P Chidambaram claimed in Lok Sabha that crime against women is on the decline in the national capital.
Chidambaram's statement followed the several incidents when the national capital watched many instances where women, be it a 3-year-old girl or a senior citizen have become the victims of mens' atrocities.
Recently Delhi police released a report which revealed a shocking fact that a woman is raped every 18 hours or molested every 14 hours in the Capital. If that's not shocking enough, most of the attackers fall under the below 25 age bracket.
The report also showed that there were 459 rape cases reported in 2009, the figures jumped to 489 in 2010. In an another shocking statistic, 56 percent of rape accused were aged below 25 and a whopping 92 percent accused were known to the victims.