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Man arrested for murdering his live-in partner in Gzb

Man arrested for murdering his live-in partner in Gzb

Ghaziabad: A man has been arrested for allegedly strangled his 19-year-old girl friend to death in Khora area of Ghaziabad around a week ago.

Police said that the accused murdered the girl after she agreed to marry some other boy chosen by her parents.

According to police, the arrested accused has been identified as Shyam Manohar, a native of Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh.

Manohar murdered his live-in partner, Akansha, a native of Bulandshahr district, by strangling her inside the rented house where the couple lived and then fled away.

Police said that the incident came to light on January 6 when the owner of the house found the girl murdered inside her room with a scarf round her neck.

Police said that post mortem reports confirmed that the girl was strangled with the scarf while a case has been lodged against her live-in partner who was absconding from the crime scene.

"Police teams were formed to work out the case who successfully managed to nab the culprit from Labour Chowk area on Monday morning. The accused confessed to have committed the crime and has been sent to jail after producing him before the court," said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.

The officer further said that the accused murdered the girl as their relationship turned sour after the girl agreed to marry some other boy of her parent's choice.

"During sustained investigations into the case, it came to light that the couple were into a live-in relationship from the past eight months and their families were also aware of that. However, the relationship turned sour when the girl agreed to marry some other boy of her parent's choice which triggered a heated argument between the two, following which the man murdered the girl," added Kumar.

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