DEHRADUN: A 26-year-old man, who killed a married woman he was allegedly in a relationship with and then attempted suicide, has been hospitalised but is out of danger, police said today.
The accused, Ashish, who had been in contact with the 35-year-old woman from the Rest Camp area for the last five years, allegedly killed her last Friday as "he didn't like her talking to other youths," they said. SSP (Dehradun) Sadanand Date said the accused has "confessed" to have committed the crime.
Prima facie, Ashish killed her as he was "possessive" and didn't like her talking to other men, Date said. However, the SSP added, there was also information about a rift between them allegedly over some financial matters. He said the police are probing all angles.
On Friday, the police received information about a woman lying in pool of blood near a tea estate. They recovered the body and primary investigation led them to Ashish, who before killing the woman had allegedly clicked selfies with her and shared it on social media.
Police said after the murder the accused also tried to commit suicide by slitting his wrist in a hotel in Mussoorie. He has been admitted to a government hospital here and is out of danger, Date said.
According to sources, the woman used to live at the accused home with her husband and eight-year-old son as a tenant when she developed a relationship with him.