Twenty-three-year-old Ankit Saxena’s girlfriend, in a video that emerged on Friday, 2 February, said that she was “afraid” of her own family and what “they will do to her”, after they had been accused of his murder. Ankit was allegedly murdered by his Muslim girlfriend’s family on 1 February.
She said that she heard from people that her family and her maternal uncle were responsible for Ankit’s murder.
In the video, she claims that she was on her way to meet Ankit when someone told her that his throat was slit. The girl also claimed that Ankit called her to get married on the day the incident occurred.
The girl also added that while she was not present when Ankit was murdered, people told her that it was her family members who were responsible for the murder.
The girl’s family allegedly attacked Ankit, a photographer by profession, when he was returning home from work, at a crossing near his house. The attackers reportedly slashed Ankit’s neck with a sharp weapon after beating him up.
Passersby immediately alerted Ankit’s mother of the attack, and she rushed out of the house to see her son being stabbed.
During the investigation, we found that they caught and stabbed Ankit in the neck. The woman’s family was against their relationship as they belonged to different communities and had warned Ankit against associating with her.Vijay Kumar, police officer, to NDTV
The couple reportedly became close when Ankit lived near their family years ago, and continued their courtship even after he moved away. The 20-year-old girl is a second-year correspondence student at a city college.
There are reports of communal tension in parts of west Delhi following the incident. According to The Indian Express, tension spread in Raghubir Nagar after the murder as locals gathered outside Saxena’s house in large numbers.
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