Thane, Apr 24 (PTI) A man brutally killed a 32-year-old married woman in her house in Diva town near here this afternoon, police said.

Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said that Atul Kamlesh Singh (21), the accused, stabbed Mrunal Gadigaonkar (32) multiple times at around 1 pm when she was alone at home.

While she screamed and tried to escape him, neighbours who rushed to the house had to stand by helplessly as the accused had bolted the main door from inside after entering, the police officer said.

Singh, who repaired mobile phones, was apparently in love with Gadigaonkar and was angry as she didn’t respond to his overtures, preliminary probe revealed.

Neighbours locked the house from outside and alerted the police who arrested Singh, but in the meanwhile the victim had died.

Mumbra police registered a case of murder under section 302 of IPC. Further probe is on.

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