The incident occurred around 5 pm at the Dallupura timber market in New Ashok Nagar of east Delhi. Police said Neha Yadav (20) was returning home with her colleague Gaurav (24) who is the team leader at the same call centre in Noida.
Gaurav told police he was returning with Neha after shopping at the Cross River mall in Anand Vihar. Devender, who works as a driver, had apparently been following them since morning.
In his statement to police, Gaurav said that when they reached Dallupura in their Alto car, Devender blocked their way with his motorcycle and signalled them to stop.
“ He hit Gaurav on the face with his helmet. Spotting a policeman, Gaurav ran to him for help. It was then that Devender stabbed Neha twice in the stomach. He tried to flee on his motorcycle but was caught by the policeman who had reached the spot with Gaurav,” a police officer said.
Constable Surender and Gaurav chased Devender for nearly 200 metres before arresting him. Taken to the LBS hospital, Neha was declared brought dead. Doctors at the hospital said that Gaurav had received an eight-inch cut on his face.
Police also said they had recovered a knife used in the attack on Neha.
According to an officer, Devender lived a few blocks away from Neha’s house in Rajbir Colony in Mayur Vihar Phase III. Neha had joined the BPO earlier this year. She had been reporting to Gaurav as he was the team leader.
Police claimed Devender told them that Neha did not reciprocate his feelings for her. He was also furious that she had been spending time with Gaurav, police said.