A second year degree student was shot dead by an unidentified person near her college in south Delhi on Tuesday morning, police said.
Radhika Tomar was attacked by an unidentified man near a foot-over-bridge outside Ramlal Anand College in Dhaula Kuan's Shantiniketan area at around 10:20 am, a senior official said. The victim resided in Naraina area.
"A man attacked her from behind. He pumped bullets into her. He fled the scene soon after the incident. Passersby took the girl in an autorickshaw to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where she was declared brought dead," the official said.
The incident came on a day when the city was celebrating the International
The motive behind the incident is being investigated, a senior police official said, adding that they suspect the hand of a "jilted lover" in the murder.
"We are investigating all angles. It could be a case of a jilted lover committing the murder. But we cannot say anything now as the investigations are at the initial stages," the official said.
"It appears that the girl was specifically targeted with an intention to kill her. There was no attempt to snatch her money or purse," H G S Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), said.
The attacker appeared to be known to the victim and was trailing her, he said, adding that the girl was shot at on her stomach.