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Police arrests man for murdering a woman

The incident took place around 10.30 am, they said.

PTI Last Updated at 04-08-2018 20:20:27 IST India
Police arrests man for murdering a woman

A man was arrested today for allegedly stabbing to death a 21-year-old woman near the Regional Transport Office (RTO) here this morning, police said. The incident took place around 10.30 am, they said.

A Naupada police official said that Akash Pawar (23) was arrested from Bhiwandi town in the district in the afternoon today and was charged for murder and sections of the Arms Act were also invoked against him.

The victim, Prachi Zade, was going on her two-wheeler when the accused stopped her near the RTO on the highway and stabbed her several times before fleeing from the spot.

After being alerted about the incident, a police team rushed to the spot and the victim's body was taken to the Government Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

The victim's father, speaking to the media later, said that the accused had followed Zade, and another friend of hers, in June and the two women had filed a police complaint in this connection at the time.

The victim's father added that Pawar had spotted her traveling with another person on a two-wheeler and this could have led the accused to stab her.

Police said that Pawar, after stabbing Zade, tried to kill himself by jumping in front of a moving bus but was saved by his friends.

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