Doon rocked by brutal murder of 30 year old woman in tea estate area
Dehradun: It has come into light that apparently a 27-year-old youth clicked a selfie with his married friend before allegedly killing her in a tea estate of the state capital. Going a step further – without the fear of getting caught – he made the selfie as his display picture on WhatsApp and changed his status on the instant messaging application. In his status message, the accused used abusive words to address the woman and dropped hints on eliminating her.
On Friday evening, Ashish Kumar alias Monu, a resident of Tyagi Road, arrived in a tea estate in Prem Nagar area along with his friend identified as Gurpreet Kaur (30), on the latter’s two-wheeler. Kumar took their selfie on his mobile phone and both were about to leave when he tried to strangle her with a cloth.
Unsuccessful in the attempt, Kumar took out a sharp-edged weapon and slit Gurpreet’s neck at two places. Hearing Gurpreet’s cries for help, the locals rushed towards the victim, but by that time the accused managed to escape from the spot. Late at night, the police team found his vehicle from Sevalkala area.
Senior superintendent of police, Dehradun, Sadanand Date said, “Prima facie it appears that the two were in a relationship and Kumar was annoyed that she was friends with some other people too.”