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Another live-in partner murder: Man kills woman in Delhi, arrested from Punjab

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 December 2022, 11:33 IST
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A man who killed his live-in partner in the Tilak Nagar area of Delhi was arrested from Punjab's Patiala on December 2. Manpreet Singh, aged 45, murdered Rekha Rani and fled to Alipur in his car in order to evade his arrest.

According to Special CP Crime Ravinder Yadav, a team of the Crime Branch reached Alipur Manpreet’s native village, and arrested the accused yesterday.

A case was registered at Tilak Nagar on December 1, 2022 U/s 302/201 IPC. Police used technical surveillance to trace Singh.

Manpreet Singh’s car was tracked through toll barriers, and the accused was apprehended from his native village in Punjab.

Notably, Singh is a history-sheeter and involved in several cases, including kidnapping for ransom, attempt to murder, arms act, etc. The current case was register in Delhi on the statement of Rekha Ran’s daughter, a resident of Ganesh Nagar, Tilak Nagar.

As per police, the deceased’s daughter, a class 10 student, lives with her mother and Manpreet at her house. She is undergoing treatment for migraine.

On December 1, when she woke up at 6:00 AM, her uncle Manpreet gave her pills and told her to go to sleep. When she grew suspicious, she asked from Manpreet the whereabouts of her mother. He told her that she had gone to the market. She called her cousin about this incident and left for her cousin's house in Paschim Vihar. They called the police for help and found their Ganesh Nagar house locked. She further stated that Manpreet and her mother had been fighting over money for some time. Police opened the door of the house and found her mother dead.

Police said that singh came in contact with Rekha in 2015. They fell in love and started living together at Rekha’s house at Ganesh Nagar, Tilak Nagar. Gradually, Rekha started feeling insecure about him, and she neither allowed him to talk to his family nor let him visit them. Manpreet was feeling trapped in the relationship with Rekha. So, he planned to eliminate her.

First published: 3 December 2022, 11:12 IST