Woman murdered over money dispute, accused held

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New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A 52-year-old widow was found murdered in east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar over a money dispute and a man was arrested for the crime, police said on Friday.

Police said Sangeeta Bansal, who worked as caretaker at a girls’ paying guest accommodation, was murdered around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

The suspect, whose name was not given by the police, is being interrogated.

“She had lent money to the suspect last year, for which he had given jewellery as security. He said he returned the money but Sangeeta did not return the jewellery,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Omvir Singh told IANS.

The suspect, who runs an electronics shop in Ghaziabad but stays in Shahdara, told police he went to meet her on Thursday night.

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“When he demanded his jewellery back, she allegedly refused and he slit her throat and stabbed her in the abdomen. He then escaped,” the officer said.

Sangeeta stayed on the first floor in Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar. Her husband Anil Bansal had passed away a year-and-half ago and had been a financier.

Her relatives, residing on the ground floor of the premises, allegedly saw the suspect running away after committing the crime and rushed upstairs to find Sangeeta lying in a pool of blood.

Police zeroed in on the suspect from closed-circuit television footage from nearby shops.



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