Woman journalist injured in attack; over 100 detained

New Delhi: A day after a woman journalist was critically injured in an attack here, the Delhi Police on Thursday said more than a hundred persons were detained and multiple teams formed to crack the case.

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Aparna Kalra, 45, suffered skull fractures in the attack when she went for an evening walk on Wednesday in a park near her Ashok Vihar residence in north-west Delhi. A case of attempt to murder has been registered.

"She informed doctors during treatment that she was hit with a heavy object from behind. We are waiting to record her statement as her condition is still critical," Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Rajesh Khurana told IANS.

The police said robbery was not a motive since her valuables were not missing. 

"It could be personal matter. The woman has been writing on travel issues for some magazines and news portals. Over a hundred persons have been rounded up," Khurana said.

He said her call details records and closed-circuit television footage from nearby spots were being examined for clues to the atatck.