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Man held for killing married woman after she refused his marriage proposal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A man killed a married woman, 18 years older than him, after she rejected his marriage proposal in outer Delhi's Nangloi, police said Thursday.

Shyam Yadav, a native of Pansalwa in Madhubani district of Bihar, wanted to marry 45-year-old Both of them worked at a shoe factory where Yadav allegedly fell in love with her. Since the woman was already married, the proposal did not interest her, they said.

The woman left the job after sensing Yadav's desperation for her. This was not the end of her ordeal as Yadav started following her and eventually stabbed her to death Wednesday.

Officials of police station were informed regarding stabbing of a woman on Wednesday, following which they rushed to the spot, police said.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead, Seju Kuruvilla, of Police (Outer) said.

The woman's daughter told police that she was killed in front of her by one Shyam. Based on her statement, a case was registered and an investigation was taken up, he said.

The arrest was made after the police received a tip off that the accused would come at Shiv Bux Park in Subsequently, he was apprehended from the spot and the knife used in the crime was recovered at his instance, he added.

The accused was planning to leave after killing the woman, the said.

Further investigation is underway, police said.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 20:25 IST