In a gruesome attack as described by an eyewitness, a 23-year-old software engineer had been stabbed multiple times when she was seen running on a road in Pune on Friday night, possibly to lose her attacker. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.
Antara Das, a Capgemini employee, left her office in Tathwade area on the outskirts of Pune at 8 pm and decided to not take the office cab. Her company told police that Ms Das wrote in the official register that she would take an auto instead.
Ms Das had a heated argument with a man who hit her in the head, stabbed her and chased her on the road when she tried to escape, said an eyewitness who was passing by on a motorcycle. He also claimed to have seen the attacker and has given a statement to the police.
The motorcyclist with the help of another passer-by then rushed her to the nearby Dhanvantari Hospital. “Ms Das was taken to a nearby hospital. However, she was declared dead on arrival,” a senior police officer said.
Police is searching for the suspected attacker and are also talking to Antara’s parents to see if the he was known to her.