Fiancee held for IT firm staffer's murder - The New Indian Express

Fiancee held for IT firm staffer's murder

Published: 31st October 2012 09:08 AM

Last Updated: 31st October 2012 09:08 AM

The murder mystery of an employee of an IT company has been solved with the arrest of his fiancee, the police said.

The Bannerghatta police have arrested Soumya, 24, a post-graduate Psychology student, and detained her 26-year-old boyfriend.

Nitesh, 26, a resident of Rajajinagar, was working as an accountant with Accenture. On October 23, he was found murdered at Shailendra Doddi near Bannerghatta. He was engaged to Soumya a year ago and the wedding was planned next year, the police said.

According a senior police official, Soumya, a resident of Peenya and a student of Surana College, suspected his fidelity after her friends reportedly spotted him with other girls at various malls. She befriended a young man from Belgaum on a social networking site and fell in love with him. Meanwhile, Nitesh was sacked from his job earlier this month for irregular attendance, the police said.

Later, Soumya called her boyfriend to Bangalore and told about her predicament. He told her that he knew a medicine which would act as a ‘truth serum’ and procured it for her from a local store, the police said.

Last Tuesday, Soumya took Nitesh to Bannerghatta and gave him alcohol mixed with the ‘serum’. This, however, caused an allergic reaction and Nitesh started vomiting. Soumya gave him more alcohol, after which she blindfolded him on the pretext of hide and seek and messaged her boyfriend who was following them. She then strangled Nitesh with her dupatta in his presence.  When Nitesh tried to fight back, she killed him by stuffing tissue paper down his throat, After killing Nitesh, both escaped on a bike, the police added.

During the investigations, the police said, Nitesh’s parents told them about their relationship. The police had also found Sowmya’s hairclip at the scene of the crime.

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