Police nab 58-year old man for woman’s murder

Thursday, 09 September 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Dehradun police have arrested a 58-year old man for allegedly killing a woman. He has claimed that he murdered her under stress because she was blackmailing him to get a job.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Dehradun senior superintendent of police (SSP) Janmejaya Khanduri informed that the victim’s father who resides in Tehri had filed a complaint stating that he used to regularly talk to his daughter who worked in a hospital in Dehradun but on August 14, he was unable to call her on her cell phone. On the basis of this complaint, the police registered a missing person report and began investigating. On August 22, the police found a woman’s body in a forest near Dharkot Road in Ranipokhri and tried to contact the said complainant to identify the body but the police could not contact him for days.

The police were finally able to contact the complainant on September 7 and he identified the objects recovered from the victim’s body as his daughter’s.  Through the call detail record of the victim, the police got to know about a phone number which she had called several times. The number belonged to Gautam Panwar residing in the Ranipokhri area. When he was called in for investigation, he confessed to the murder. According to the accused, he had promised the victim that he would get her a job in the same hospital where he had worked for the past 25 years but he failed to do it. The accused has alleged that he and the victim also had a physical relationship and the victim had started blackmailing him on this basis, informed the SSP.

The police said that the accused has alleged that the victim had pressurised him to get her a job at the same hospital he worked in or she would reveal their relationship to his family members and his boss. The accused has claimed that he strangled her under stress on August 15 near Dharkot Road, informed the police. 

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