A newly married 19-year-old named Kirti was killed by her husband Mohammed Azad Khan within days of their ‘love marriage’. The gruesome incident was reported from Kamal Pur near Burari in Delhi. The victim died after Mohammed stabbed her multiple times in the stomach and chest.
Originally from Etah in UP, Kirti married the 21-year-old Mohammed who is a gramin seva tempo driver against her family’s wishes on October 14 in a court marriage. They then moved to a relative’s place in Burari. It is likely that Mohammed started grooming the victim, who worked in a private company, when she was a minor.
On Friday night Mohammed became aggressive after an argument and in a fit of rage, he stabbed Kirti and absconded. On Saturday morning her brother Bhola was informed about the unfortunate incident and he rushed to the house where the couple was living. He found his sister lying in a pool of blood.
Bhola informed the police who arrived, took the body and started an investigation. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said that teams were formed to trace the killer. He was apprehended the same day with the help of technical and human intelligence.
After killing Kirti, Mohammed hid the knife used in the crime on the terrace of the house where they lived. Police have recovered the knife. During interrogation, Mohammed revealed that ‘issues had begun’ as soon as they were wedded. They had fought the very next day that they got married following an argument.
Multiple cases are coming up following ‘incompatibility issues’ between Muslim men marrying Hindu girls. Grooming jihad invariably ends in the Hindu woman getting killed, or exploited and abandoned.