Bangalore: The mystery behind the recent
murder of an employee of an IT major in the city has been
uncovered after a family acquaintance of the victim confessed
to the crime, police said here on Saturday.
Payal Surekha (29) of Assam, a technical associate
with Dell Corporation, was found dead on December 17 with her
throat slit at her residence when her husband Anand Narain
Mishra was on a visit to Cuttack.
Chowdhury James Kumar Roy (28), arrested from
Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on December 22, has confessed to
the crime and has been remanded to police custody by a local
court till January 5, Bangalore City Police Commissioner
Shankar Bidari told reporters here.
"The murder is an act of revenge due to ill-treatment
and humiliation caused by the victim and termination of Roy as
business partner (from a gym the couple and Roy were running
together)," Bidari said and ruled out any sexual attack on the
The accused had murdered Payal at an apartment in J P
Nagar area by slitting her throat and stabbing her several
times and managed to flee to Vijayawada, he said.
Roy, who had been trained as a gymnasium instructor
and worked with Mishra, later partnered with Mishra`s family
in Cuttack to run a gym, Bidari said.
"However, Roy was sacked on charges of embezzlement of
funds in the firm after being given a cash compensation of Rs
75,000," he added.
The knife used in the murder and laptop belonging to
Payal, which Roy had taken away and damaged has been
recovered, Bidari said.