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Bengaluru: 20-year-old found dead at home with slit marks on neck, wrist; accused arrested

According to police, the accused was running away to Mumbai when they nabbed him.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Hubli Published on: May 17, 2024 10:28 IST
Accused Girish Sawanth in police custody
Image Source : ANI Accused Girish Sawanth in police custody

A 22-year-old man was arrested on charges of killing a young woman after she allegedly rejected his marriage proposal, police said on Friday. Girish Sawanth stabbed Anjali Ambiger (20) multiple times at her home at Veerapur Oni on Wednesday and went absconding.

"The accused was nabbed on Thursday night. He has been arrested in connection with the case," a senior police officer said. Hubli Dharwad Police Commissioner Renuka Sukumar said, "...He has severe face and head injury for which he needs treatment, after the treatment we will take him into custody for further investigation... He was on his way from Banglore to Goa and from there he wanted to go to Mumbai... He says that the girl has started blocking him and it enraged him, but that's his version which needs to be checked."

A police inspector and a woman head constable were suspended on charges of dereliction of duty over the murder of the young woman.

The victim's family has alleged that they had complained to the police that the accused had threatened the victim with meeting the same fate as 23-year-old college student Neha Hiremath, who was stabbed to death by her former classmate at her college campus in Hubballi on April 18. They also alleged that the police did not take the complaint seriously.

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