Ashram caretaker held for girl’s murder in Una

UNA, APRIL 7

The police today arrested the caretaker of an ashram at Jadla Kodi village in Gagret after recovering the body of a 22-year-old girl allegedly killed and buried by the accused.

Vikas Dubey has admitted to have killed victim Neha Devi last week with an iron rod before burying the body.

According to the police, Neha, of Jadla Kodi and student of M Com in an Una college, had been missing since April 3 and a police report was lodged on April 4. The main priest of the ashram was away to Haridwar, leaving the ashram to his junior Vikas Dubey, who hailed from UP.

The police traced the mobile location of Neha, which proved that she was near the ashram before her death. Vikas admitted to have committed the crime and the body was recovered.

Irate villagers threw stones at the ashram. DSP Shrishti Pandey called in an additional police force and the accused was taken to the police station. The SP said interrogation would reveal the motive of the crime. OC

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