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Pallavi Purkayastha's killer, who had jumped in parole, arrested

The accused Sajjad Mughal, who is said to have brutally murdered Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha, 25, in August 2012, was arrested after he jumped in parole last year, Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday informed.

The killer has been arrested from Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the Police, Purkayastha was found lying in the pool of blood at her Wadala flat, which was witnessed by her fiance Avik Sengupta.

Sajjad Mughal, who was the watchman in her apartment building in central Mumbai, used stolen key to enter her house in an attempt to rape her. When she tried to fight back, Mughal severely stabbed her repeatedly before slitting her throat.

Mughal escaped after the crime came into prominence.

The murderer, however, confessed that he tried to force himself on her.

Mughal, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 and was serving his life imprisonment at that time, left the jail at Nasik in Maharashtra to visit his ailing mother and never returned.



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