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Monika Ghurde murderer killed her out of revenge, hid on the terrace for 2 days

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

Rajkumar Singh - the murderer of perfume researcher Monika Ghurde, who confessed to killing her said that he killed her to take revenge after he was fired from his job following a complaint from Ghurde and other residents from the society.

According to reports, Ghurde had apparently complained against Rajkumar after she found her umbrella with him. The accused alleged that Monika refused to withdraw her complaint despite repeated requests. The police officials also told the media that Rajkumar claimed he was also denied two months' salary - around Rs. 22,000 - by the security agency he worked for.

Rajkumar also forced her to watch porn video before allegedly raping her and smothering her with pillow, Indian Express reported.

Singh has also reportedly admitted that he had been obsessed with the photographer turned perfumer since the day she came looking for an apartment. He confessed to have hid on the terrace for over two days before breaking into her apartment.

"The accused has confessed to the crime. He has told the investigating Officer that for two days he took refuge on the terrace of the building where Monika lived before forcibly entering her flat on October 5 evening," senior police officer Vimal Gupta told reporters.

"The accused was attracted towards Monika since the day she inquired about availability of a flat in the complex and later followed her movements when she started residing there. After his duty as a security guard, he would wash cars of the residents, including that of Monika," said the officer.

During interrogation Rajkumar revealed that after smothering Ghurde, he went to the kitchen and boiled eggs for himself thinking Gurde will wake up. However, on checking he found that Ghurde was dead and fled the spot.

He was caught in CCTV camera when he withdrew money using Ghurde's card from an ATM in Porvium. He travelled from Goa to Mangaluru by train and stayed there for a day before boarding a bus to Bengaluru, police added.

Ghurde, 39, was found dead, tied to her bed naked in Goa's Sangolda village on 5 October.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 12 October 2016, 9:46 IST