Inside a dangerous mind: Inability to process rejection, rage led to Shahbad Dairy murder, say psychologists

Updated: Jun 4 2023 2:51PM

New Delhi, Jun 4 (PTI) Multiple stabbings, as was seen in the recent horrific killing of a teenage girl in northwest Delhi, is an indication that the crime involves a strong emotional component such as pent-up rage caused by the inability to process rejection.

This, accompanied by low self-esteem, leads to a deliberate intent in the attacker to cause intense suffering to the victim, according to psychologists.

Sakshi (16) was stabbed more than 20 times and then bludgeoned with a cement slab, killing her on the spot in the Shahbad Dairy area. Her body had 34 injury marks and the skull was smashed.