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 woman techie murder: From friendship on Facebook to strangulation by laptop cord - What all we know

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

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