Starting from Delhi where they were classmates to the US, where she arrived for pursuing higher studies, an Indian psychopath who stalked woman from Delhi to Texas over 10 years is sentenced to 19 years in prison. The US court has sentenced a 32-year-old Indian-origin man to 19 years for stalking a girl continuously for over a decade, starting from Delhi where they were classmates.
Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis recently pronouncing the judgment said, “The jury put an end to this victim’s decade-long stalking nightmare”. Explaining the case - the Judge said that the accused Singh first met his victim while they both attended college in Delhi, though merely classmates, Singh then in 2006 asked the victim to marry him. Victim, whose identity wasn't released by authorities, refused the proposal, which sparked Singh's anger. Singh then began following the victim home and threatened her with violence until she graduated. In 2007, the woman left India to study at a New York university, to continue her higher studies, she thought it could be the end of her ordeal, but, she was shocked after coming to know that Singh assaulted her father back home after which a formal police complaint was lodged against him.
Even though the court convicted him, Singh made an appeal and agreement with authorities to stay away from the victim. When things were returning normal, Singh, like a psychopath, once again showed up to the victim, and this time, he traveled all the way to the United States and tried to join the same university that the victim was studying at. Even though he was denied admission and asked to stay away from the university premises, Singh didn’t back away from keeping a watch of the victim. When she traveled to California for her internship, Singh followed her and later back to New York.
When the woman moved back to New York, Singh followed. An information technology company hired the victim, and she moved to Plano in 2011 and then in 2014 he located her address and broke into her home, took her passport, social security card and other documents, as well as several pieces of her jewelry. A neighbour called the city police who located Singh in the parking lot of the victim’s apartment and eventually arrested him.
According to a 2002 report by the US National Center for Victims of Crime, "virtually any unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear can be considered stalking," although in practice the legal standard is usually somewhat stricter. This case of stalking a woman from Delhi to Texas for nearly a decade is indeed surprising.