New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A 22-year-old man viciously attacked a woman journalist he was attracted to after she spurned his advances, police said on Friday.
The accused, identified as Sanjay — a resident of Sawan Park JJ cluster — was arrested from his residence on Friday after multiple police teams detained over 100 people during investigation.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening when Sanjay attacked Aparna Kalra, 45, when she had gone for an evening walk to a park near her Ashok Vihar residence in north Delhi.
Sanjay told interrogators that after consuming alcohol, he went to the park. He was infatuated by Kalra and tried to be friendly with her, Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Rajesh Khurana said.
Since he was in an inebriated condition, Kalra ignored him. In a fit of rage, he picked up a heavy stone and attacked her from behind and fled the site, Khurana said.
Kalra suffered skull fractures, he said.
“Sanjay is a school dropout and works in a factory producing nail paint. There are no indications of any sexual assault,” he added.
Doctors say Kalra is recovering.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.