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Man kills his live-in partner in West Delhi

The accused has been identified as Manpreet, a resident of Paschim Vihar East, New Delhi.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

A 45-year-old man stabbed his live-in partner to death in Tilak Nagar area of West Delhi. It has been revealed during police investigation that out of insecurity, the deceased used to keep an extra watch on him, and didn’t let him meet his family either.

A team of Crime Branch of the Delhi Police under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohit Meena arrested the accused from his native village Alipur, Chintawala in Patiala district of Punjab within 24 hours of the crime.

The accused has been identified as Manpreet, a resident of Paschim Vihar East, New Delhi. He has been previously found involved in six heinous crimes including kidnapping for ransom, attempt to murder and Arms Act.

Special Commissioner of Police Ravindra Singh Yadav on Friday said that a case of murder was registered at Tilak Nagar police station on December 1 on the statement of 16-year-old daughter of the deceased, Rekha.

It was stated that the complainant used to live with her mother and uncle Manpreet at her rented house in Tilak Nagar. She is undergoing treatment for migraine at some hospital. On the morning of the incident, Manpreet came to her and asked her to go to sleep, while giving her pills.

But the complainant got suspicious about her mother. When she asked about her whereabouts, he said that she had gone to the market. The complainant along with her cousin called the police for help and went to their Ganesh Nagar house, which was found locked from inside.

Police broke open the door of the house and found her mother lying dead inside her room. Her body was later shifted to the mortuary of a hospital. A case of murder was registered and investigation was taken up.

Keeping in view the gruesome murder and sensitivity of the case, a dedicated team of Crime Branch led by Inspector Sunil Kumar and under the close supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Yashpal was constituted by DCP Rohit Meena.

During the technical surveillance, it was found that the accused was frequently changing his location. With the help of specialized technical investigation, the accused was traced and apprehended from his native village in Punjab.

Police said the accused Manpreet used to deal in sale and purchase of second-hand cars. His father is said to be settled in the USA. Despite getting married in 2006, he started living with Rekha in live-in relation in 2015 at her house in Ganesh Nagar, Tilak Nagar.

According to the disclosure, Rekha gradually started feeling insecure about him and she neither allowed him to talk to his family, nor let him visit them. To get rid of her, the accused planned to eliminate her.