Cops ar­rest youth for mur­der of girl in Vashi last week

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CBD BE­LA­PUR: A week af­ter the body of a 17-year- old girl, who was mur­dered in Juhugaon area of Vashi, was found hang­ing by a rope in a tempo near Juhu gaon cre­ma­to­rium on April 12, the po­lice ar­rested a 20-year- old man for stran­gu­lat­ing her.

Although the ac­cused Amar Singh tried to mis­lead the po­lice by hang­ing the girl’s corpse, in­ves­ti­ga­tors had noted that the knot around her neck was loose and her feet were touch­ing the ground.

Raosa­heb Sarde­sai, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Vashi po­lice sta­tion said, “Some iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments found on the girl’s body helped us know that she worked in a bar in Kopar Khairane. We then got in touch with her sis­ter who told us that she had gone to Chem­bur with Amar on April 11.”

When they did not find him in Chem­bur, the po­lice went to his na­tive vil­lage in Dholpur vil­lage, Ra­jasthan, from where he was ar­rested on Fri­day. Fol­low­ing this, Amar con­fessed to the crime.

“Amar told us that the girl was his pa­ter­nal cousin and that he used to be in love with her. But she had slapped rape charges on him six months ago fol­low­ing which he paid her Rs2 lakh as com­pen­sa­tion as per the or­ders of the vil­lage pan­chayat. It was af­ter this that Amar de­cided to kill her,” said Sarde­sai.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Ramesh Chaud­hary said that on April 11, Amar landed at the girl’s doorstep once again and asked her to marry him.

Although she did not agree to do so, he some­how per­suaded her to go with him to Chem­bur. On their way back in a taxi at night, Amar stran­gled her.

The taxi driver re­alised that she was dead only when they were near Juhugaon. Then he asked Amar to get off the taxi and fled.

Fol­low­ing this, Amar hung her body from a tempo that was parked nearby and re­turned to Ra­jasthan, where he was hid­ing till the po­lice ar­rested him.

Amar has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Ac­cused Amar Singh be­ing taken away by the Vashi po­lice.

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