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Delhi: Woman allegedly shot dead for resisting sexual harassment, says eyewitness

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Feb 25, 2013 at 09:16am IST

New Delhi: Less than three months after the brutal gangrape of a young paramedic, yet another shocking incident has been reported from the national capital, New Delhi. A 25-year-old woman was shot dead at Sarai Kale Khan, a busy area around 8.00 on Sunday night while returning home with her husband.

An eyewitness has said that a drunk man had tried to misbehave with her, and when she resisted, he shot her with a country-made pistol. "The man was trying to force the woman to go alongwith him. The woman refused and there was an altercation. The man then pulled out a gun and shot her," the eyewitness said.

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Soon after the incident a person named Munshi Yadav was arrested from the spot. Police said he was known to the woman and that it was a case of personal enmity and not sexual harassment. "They have known each other for one and a half years. Initial investigations have shown that a personal grudge was the reason for the shooting."

This murder in a crowded area of the city again raises serious questions over the safety of women in Delhi and over the claims made by the government of making capital a safer place for women.

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