In a shocking incident, a woman was murdered inside a moving taxi, police said on Saturday.
According to the reports, the accused dumped the body of the woman in a canal off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here, police informed.
As per the reports, the woman was at her mid-forties. Police have arrested a driver of a mobile application-based taxi service driver, who killed the woman.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that he knew the victim as he had taken a loan from her, India Today report.
Know what happened:
On Friday afternoon, the accused man picked up the woman, who was a domestic helper, from Mudiyali in the Tollygunge police station area in his car. The argument broke out between the two when the woman demanded her loan amount. After a heated quarrel, the driver cutthroat of the woman.
"Prima facie it seems that the man killed the woman by slitting her throat. He then went around the city in the car to find a suitable place to dump the body. He found a secluded place off the EM Bypass and dumped the body in the canal," a police officer said.
The incident came to notice when the woman’s husband filed a missing complaint at the Tollygunge police station on Friday evening, the officer said.
The accused driver has been arrested by the police and his vehicle also seized.