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Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting, Killing Fiancée In AJK

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Azad Jammu Kashmir Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for ‘strangulating and raping’ his 20-year-old fiancee in a locality of Muzzafarabad earlier this month.

The suspect was arrested on the basis of an autopsy report that was sent to police on Tuesday night, Dawn quoted a police official as saying. The report said the cause of death was ‘strangulation’. The report also suspected a sexual assault before the murder.

According to police, the suspect had ‘strained relation’ with the deceased ever since the latter accused him of having relations with other women through phone calls and social media. “Engaged about three years ago, the couple was scheduled to solemnise their marriage in October,” the report revealed.

The police said that the girl visited the suspect’s residence on Aug 8 in Babu Muhallah where he reportedly killed the girl after an alleged altercation.

During preliminary questioning, the suspect reportedly confessed that he strangled his fiancée ‘first with hands, then with a pillow and finally with her dupatta after an altercation and exchange of blows’. “He also admitted to forcing himself on her in spite of strong resistance,” the report added.

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