New Delhi: A 19-year-old aspiring model was allegedly killed by her boyfriend on suspicion of her “character” in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, police said Sunday, adding that the accused has been arrested. Also Read - CBI Summons Former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh Over Corruption Allegations
The victim is identified as Khushi Parihar, a resident of Nagpur, and the accused as Ashraf Sheikh. Also Read - Central Team Finds 3 Maharashtra Districts Lacking in COVID-19 Containment Operations
Police identified the victim through social media, he said, adding that Parihar used to participate in local fashion shows and was aspiring to become a model. Also Read - Maharashtra Records Highest Single-day Spike With 63,000 Fresh COVID-19 Cases; Decision on Statewide Lockdown After April 14
Sheikh was later arrested, he said.
According to the official, Sheikh has “confessed” that he killed Parihar because he suspected her character and “closeness” with some youths.
Prima facie, Sheikh travelled with Parihar in his car on July 12 and later allegedly killed her by crushing her head at Savli Fata near Pandhurna-Nagpur highway, the official said.
A case of murder has been registered by Nagpur (Rural) police and further investigation is underway.