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Missing from Haryana, woman found dead in Punjab

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 13:11

Panchkula: A 25-year-old woman who had disappeared from this town under mysterious circumstances has been found dead in Jalandhar district of Punjab, around 150 km from here, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the deceased was identified as Simran Kundra, who had been residing in a rented accommodation in Sector 15 for a year.

Police said she hailed from Punjab`s Amritsar city and was pursuing a fashion designing course from a leading institute in Chandigarh. She had got divorced from her husband Karan Mehra last month and was living alone.

Her car was found abandoned in Sector 16 here on May 1. Following this, police registered a missing case on the complaint of Simran`s father, who resides in Amritsar.

"We scrutinized the call details of Simran and found that she was in constant touch with her old friend Tanmay on May 1, the day when she disappeared. We sent a special team to Amritsar to raid Tanmay`s house but did not find him there," Aman Kumar, the investigation officer, said.

"However, we found her body from the fields near Jalandhar-Amritsar national highway yesterday. On the basis of the complaint of the deceased`s father, we have registered a case of murder and kidnapping against Tanmay and Karan (Simran`s husband). Both are absconding and we are conducting raids to nab them," he added.

Police said Tanmay and Karan are close friends.

Police had found the keys of Simran`s car inside the abandoned vehicle. Fingerprint experts and forensic scientists have scrutinised the vehicle to gather clues in the case.


First Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 13:11

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