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Beer bottle scuffle led to murder of Kenyan woman, Tanzanian held

NEW DELHI: Three days after a Kenyan woman was murdered in Mehrauli, the Delhi Police have arrested a 24-year-old Tanzanian woman in connection with the murder. The motive was the refusal to lend a beer bottle to the accused by the victim. The accused identified as Jasmine Iscak attacked the victim with a knife on June 17 in Chatarpur in their rented accommodation.

The deceased had a sharp stab wound on her left side of chest and blood was oozing out of it. A number of African nationals had gathered at the scene of the crime. On local enquiry, the identity of the deceased was revealed as Annie, a native of Kenya.

During the course of the investigation of the case, a number of people including citizens of Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria were examined and interrogated in detail. These people included the persons who had either contacted or visited the deceased to her house on the day of the commission of the crime. The Call Detail Records of more than 25 mobile phones were analyzed and scores of CCTVs in the vicinity were also analyzed. Further behavioural patterns of other residents of the building were also examined minutely.

The versions of all residents of the building pointed the needle of suspicion towards one Tanzanian lady Jasmine who lives in the flat opposite to the deceased's flat on the same floor. Earlier for two days, she was in denial of having a fight or scuffle with the deceased but when confronted with versions of various witnesses and facts of the case, the suspect finally broke down and confessed to her crime.

"She also led the police to the recovery of weapon of offence used by her i.e. a big kitchen knife which she had hidden in her house only. The accused revealed that she had an argument with the deceased over a bottle of beer and murdered her with a big kitchen knife," said DCP South Vijay Kumar.

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