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Amritsar police crack blind murder case of woman running PG

Accused tried to make it look like robbery by breaking open almirah

Amritsar police crack blind murder case of woman running PG

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 1

The police today claimed to have cracked the blind murder case of an elderly woman that took place in Ranjit Avenue area on Tuesday.

The accused was identified as Sumit alias Shamsher Singh (30), a resident of Jagdev Kalan now residing at Sethi Tent Wali Gali near Housing Board Colony in C block of Ranjit Avenue locality. His house is located just opposite to the victim Savita Khurana’s (60) home.

Cops recover murder weapon

Savita Khurana used to run a paying guest accommodation on the first floor of the house while Sumit, the accused, also used to run a PG in his house. Both often used to have tiffs over one issue or the other.

Police Commissioner Jaskaran Singh said the accused killed the woman over a minor issue. The police have recovered the weapon used in the crime. The accused tried to deceive the police by giving it the shape of robbery by breaking open an almirah.

Police Commissioner Jaskaran Singh said the accused killed the woman over a minor issue. The police have recovered the weapon used in the crime. The accused tried to deceive the police by giving it the shape of robbery by breaking open an almirah. However, the police became suspicious as the CCTV cameras installed in the locality did not find any outsider entering or leaving the house. The accused entered the house from the rooftop and left the scene after committing the crime.

Savita Khurana used to run a paying guest accommodation on the first floor of the house while Sumit also used to run a PG in his house. The police said the woman and the accused often used to have tiffs over one issue or the other.

Giving details, the Police Commissioner said on Tuesday finding her alone in the house, Sumit planned to kill her. He went from the rooftop of his house to her rooftop and entered Savita’s house. He took a knife along and slit her throat resulting in her death. He also stole money from her almirah to make it appear like robbery.

“Sumit told the police that Savita Khurana used to abuse her which enraged him and therefore he killed her,” the Police Commissioner said.

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