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Delhi: Woman stabbed four times in chest by neighbour, mental health of accused under probe

Commenting on the incident, the police said the woman and the accused had a heated exchange of words two days ago. 

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New Delhi Published on: May 18, 2019 8:12 IST
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Delhi woman stabbed in chest by neighbour

In a ghastly attack by her neighbour, a 40-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area. The incident was reported from Rangpuri Thursday night, police said on Friday. 

The deceased, identified as Rekha Singh, was stabbed in her chest four times by her 22-year-old neighbour. 

Commenting on the incident, the police said the woman and the accused, Gopal Singh, had a heated exchange of words two days ago. 

On reaching the spot, police learnt that the woman was shifted to AIIMS trauma centre, where she was declared brought dead by the doctors. Investigations revealed that her neighbour had stabbed her.

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Police later arrested the accused and seized the knife used in the crime, Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest), said.

Rekha's husband, Sunil Singh said that he was at his shop with his eldest son when the incident took place.

Police said the family of the accused he had an accident a few days ago and has been mentally disturbed since then. However, police said that mental health of the accused is a matter of investigation.

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