Bengaluru woman techie murder: From friendship on Facebook to strangulation by laptop cord - What all we know
In yet another incident of rising crimes against women, a 31-year-old woman techie was found murdered in her apartment in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: In yet another incident of rising crimes against women, a 31-year-old woman techie was found murdered in her apartment in Bengaluru.
Here is all what we know so far:-
- Kusuma Rani Singla, a software engineer with a multinational company, was found dead by her flat mate in their apartment in Kadugodi on Tuesday night.
- Singla was a divorcee; she hailed from Punjab and was transferred to Bengaluru six months ago from Noida.
- One Sukhbir Singh was arrested from a place near Haryana's Gurgaon with the help of local police in connection with the case.
- Sukhbir Singh and Kusuma Rani Singla were friends via social media.
- Reportedly, in a meeting with Singla, Singh is said to have demanded Rs 50,000 and a flight ticket from her which she denied.
- Angered by this, Singh strangulated her to death using a laptop charger cord.
- A pen was also used in the crime and an about two-inch deep wound is seen on her right eyebrow.
- According to Additional Commissioner (Bengaluru-East) P Harishekaran, "On January 19, Singh flew into Bengaluru from Delhi and went to Singla's house by 12:15pm. He was there till 3:30 pm." An altercation erupted between the two that led to the murder of Singla.
- After the murder, Singh collected Singla's ATM cards and chequebooks and even withdrew Rs 11,000 using one of the debit cards before leaving to Delhi via Mumbai.
- Singh hails from Haryana and has worked as a software engineer with multinational companies but is currently unemployed.
- The motive of the murder is yet to be ascertained