He strangulated the girl with her shawl and attempted suicide by drinking poison in a city lodge fearing arrest.
When the police grilled K Sumer Singh (23) of Sowcarpet after they received the autopsy report, he reportedly admitted that he strangulated his ex-girlfriend Kajal Kumari with her shawl. According to the report, the deceased woman had ligature marks around her neck and the hyoid bone was broken. “He was arrested after he was discharged from Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital on Wednesday,” said the police.
While they were in a relationship for more than two years, Kajal snapped ties with him after her parents opposed it. “Kajal decided to marry the man her parents chose for her. Sumer Singh, who came to know about the development, contacted her and expressed his wish to meet her one last time,” said the police.
As per his plan, he booked a room at a lodge on June 10 and went there with soft drinks laced with poison. Kajal drank it and as it tasted different, she confronted Sumer Singh. A quarrel erupted between them and Sumer Singh murdered her by strangulating her with a shawl. Later, he also consumed poison fearing that he would be caught by the police,” said an officer, who is investigating the case.
On June 11, the couple did not open the door even after the staff called them repeatedly. Following this, the manager opened the room with a spare key and found both lying unconscious.
While Sumer Singh initially maintained that Kajal died after consuming poison, the police during investigation found that it was a murder and remanded him in judicial custody on Thursday.