In a shocking incident, an 11-year old girl allegedly stabbed a 71-year-old woman in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area in a suspected case of loot, police said today.

Police said that the incident occurred around 4 pm when the girl turned up at the residence of Sunita Madan to work in place of her mother who used to work as domestic maid in Ms Madan’s house.

The girl allegedly stabbed the elderly woman, threw black pepper in her eyes and also hit her with flower pot. The victim raised an alarm which attracted the attention of her neighbours who came and saved her, said a senior police officer.

The girl was also caught by them and handed over to the police which sent her to a children reforms home.

The motive behind the alleged stabbing by the girl is unclear and it appeared to be an attempt to steal valuables from the household of the old lady, the officer said.

Ms Madan, was admitted to a private hospital for treatment.