Mumbai Police has arrested a man who allegedly murdered a woman he met on Facebook because she refused to have sex with him, Press Trust of India reported.
The police believe she had been strangled to death but are waiting for the post-mortem report to find out if she was raped or not. “
The woman was there to meet Haridas Nirgude, 25, who she had recently befriended on Facebook,” police told the Times of India newspaper.
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The neighbours informed the police after they found the woman’s body outside Nirgude’s apartment. According to the police, the neighbours saw the woman entering the apartment earlier.
When Nirgude’s home was searched, the woman’s bag and mobile phone was found.
Attacks by jealous partners and stalkers is common in India as violence against women is deeply entrenched throughout India.
Last year, a 15-year-old Indian girl suffering from blood cancer was allegedly raped by three men at two secluded places in one night in a village on the outskirts of Lucknow on Saturday, reported The Hindustan Times.
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Her neighbour and his friend took turns to rape her, and then a man on a motorcycle who assured her help after she was abandoned by the first two men, raped her again, the police confirmed. Additional superintendent of police (East) Sarvesh Mishra said residents spotted the girl walking alone around midnight and informed Bijnore police outpost. The girl narrated her ordeal to the police, following which her family was informed.
Police arrested the motorcyclist after registering an FIR. The other two men are on the run.
The girl stated that two men met her when she had gone to a local eatery near her house around 5pm. They offered her a lift on their motorcycle but took her to a deserted place, where she was held hostage for six hours and raped.
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