With the arrest of a 22-year-old Sanjay the case related to attack on freelance journalist Aparna Kalra (45) on April 5 at a park has been solved, police said.
Following the attack and media coverage, police questioned large number of people of the locality and those who visit the park regularly in the evening. Its hard work paid as police claimed to have arrested the main accused.
He was arrested today from the Sawan Park slums.
“Was highly concerned about the assault case on our media friend Kalra. I congratulate NW Distt team for quickly solving this blind case (sic),” tweeted Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.
“On the fateful day, after consuming liquor Sanjay went to the park. He accosted Aparna, to talk to her, with a view to befriend her, but in vain. In fit of rage, he hit her with a stone from the backside. Sanjay has been able to identify the spot from where the weapon of offence i.e. the stone was recovered on the first day itself,” said police.
“He confessed that he had seen Kalra at the park around 8-10 times and was infatuated with her. He accosted Kalra to talk to him, with a view to befriend her, but in vain. In a fit of rage, he attacked her with a stone,” said another officer.
Meanwhile, police said Kalra was recovering and showing signs of improvement.