The mother allegedly involved in her daughter’s love interest Ankit Saxena murder case had meticulously planned the attack on the 23-year-old photographer in west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar.
Ankit was in love with a woman identified as Shehzadi and they planned to get married. However, Shehzadi’s family were dead against the relationship and forced her to marry another man. He was stabbed to death by Shehzadi’s family in a revenge act in the national capital.
According to an eyewitness, after being informed that Ankit was a car in the neighbourhood, his girlfriend’s mother rushed to the location with her scooter and intentedly collided into vehicle to force him out of the car.
“Shehzadi’s mother rode right into Saxena’s car. He did not know that the scooter rider was his girlfriend’s mother,” the eyewitness said.
The girlfriend’s mother than confronted Ankit about her daughter who went missing during the day. Soon her family members and relatives who were nearby joined her and started abusing and heckling Ankit.
Another eyewitness revealed explicit details about how the photographer was brutally murdered by his girlfriend’s family in front of his parents as mother-father duo begged for his life.
As the family members confronted Ankit about Shehzadi’s disappearance, the victim went on to deny any relationship with the woman. Meanwhile, few eyewitnesses who knew Ankit’s family informed his parents, who lived nearby, and they soon rushed to the spot.
Shehzadi’s family attacked Ankit and started throwing punches at him. Ankit’s mother, who tried to intervene, was interrupted by his girlfriend’s mother and was brutally thrashed and by her. Ankit tried saving his mother and picked up her. However, it was then that Shehzadi’s family pulled him up by his hair and stabbed him to death. Shehzadi’s uncle and brother held Ankit’s arm while the women’s father slit his throat.
The victim, a photographer, was on his way to meet the woman identified as Shehzadi when her family caught sight of him. Shezadi’s family was against their relationship and they feared their daughter would elope with Ankit.
Earlier, Ankit’s mother Kamlesh had claimed her cry for help remained unanswered for almost half an hour as onlookers passed by and even e-rickshaw and auto-drivers refused to rush her injured son to the hospital.
“There were dozens of people watching my son get beaten up, but none of them dared to save him. My son was a body builder himself, but he was helpless when the killers caught and killed him. The sight of the woman’s father wielding a big kukri knife must have scared others,” Kamlesh said.
The victim’s mother Kamlesh appalled by the apathy of the onlookers said she tried to stop the blood spilling from her son’s neck and mouth with her hands as both she and her husband cried for help. After a long battle for help, an e-rickshaw driver finally agreed to help and they rushed him to nearby Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, however, her son, who was the sole earner of the family, died in her arms.
Ankit and Shehzadi met when they were neighbours but her family shifted to a different location after they got to know of the relationship.
“We were supposed to get married,” said Shehzadi. “I was going to meet him when I heard he had been attacked by my family with a knife.”
The police have arrested the woman’s father, maternal uncle, and minor brother.