CCTV footage shows a man on a motorbike approached Karuna and stabbed her repeatedly as people walked by, before he hit her on the head with a stone and kicked her. The locals finally intervened when the man tried to escape. During the attack one man did try to approach the attacker but he backed off after being threatened, and he left the scene, as many others stopped to see what is happening. Karuna died in the attack.
Police say they have charged the suspect with murder and one official said it seems the assailant started liking her when they were neighbours earlier, but since he was married she never paid attention to him.
The victim’s brother said the attacker had a history of harassing his sister, and the family had filed a police complaint against him.