Crime

Police arrest alleged killer of woman found dead in hotel

The Police arrested a man accused of murdering a woman, Muskan, at a hotel on Rajpur Road in Dehradun on March 14.

Addressing media persons on Sunday, the Dehradun senior superintendent of police (SSP)  Yogendra Singh Rawat informed that the Pauri police caught the accused during checking in Srinagar.

The accused, identified as Bittu Singh Rawat, disclosed to police that he had committed thefts in many hotels and conned people in many places including Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kotdwar and Almora. According to his statement to the police, he got to know the victim during his stay in Dehradun and decided to stay with her on March 13 night at a Rajpur Road located hotel. After having drinks, the victim, Muskan allegedly started asking for smack from the accused and started shouting when he said he didn’t have any with him.

The accused stated in his statement to the police that he strangled the victim in anger after he failed to calm her down in the hotel room. He walked out of the hotel the same night when the rush was less in the hotel, informed the police. After this, the accused revealed to police that he went to ISBT after walking out of the hotel and got into a roadways bus to Haridwar from where he went to Mathura and after spending a few days there, he was heading to his home in Chamoli when the Pauri police caught him during checking near Srinagar. As per the police, the accused used stolen identities for all of his alleged crimes and used to dispose of them after using them once.

They also revealed that the accused has no real identity documents which could be traced back to him after a crime and as per him, he learned all such tricks from other culprits during his time in jail.

Monday, 22 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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