A 45-year-old woman was strangled to death by her live-in partner at his residence in Nehru Garden colony here, police said today.
The incident took place last night when Renu had a heated argument with Pankaj Joshi after she told him to leave his family and live with her permanently, they said.
Renu, who hailed from Mumbai, came in contact with Joshi, an eatery owner, through Facebook. After a month of their friendship, Renu left her husband and started living with Joshi in Ghaiabad, SP City Akash Tomar said.
"When Joshi refused to accede to her demands, the two had heated a argument. In a fit of anger, Joshi strangled her to death with her stole," Tomar said.
After killing Renu, Joshi reached Khoda police station and confessed to his crime.
"He has been sent to jail and the body has been sent for postmortem. Police has informed the family members of Renu about her death," Tomar said.
In a separate incident, an auto driver named Hari Singh (40) committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in Vandana enclave of Khoda municipality shortly after he had a tiff with his wife on some issue.
"His wife had gone to market with her kids when he hanged himself. No suicide note has been recovered from the room. Body has been sent for autopsy," a police official said.
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