Rohtak (Haryana), Oct 31: The Haryana Police Thursday arrested a post-graduate student of the Maharishi Dayanand University here for allegedly murdering his girlfriend who was pursuing her doctorate in the same university.
Police officials said Piyush Malik, an MA second year student, was arrested for murdering Sushma, 25, who was doing Ph.D in Sanskrit. The police recovered the young woman’s body from his room Wednesday.
Police officials said the body bore injuries around the neck. Piyush, missing since Wednesday, was tracked by police teams.
Piyush told police he and Sushma were having an affair since 2008 and planned to get married. However, he came to know she had married someone else in May this year but did not tell him. He said when he confronted her on this issue, she did not admit the same.
Police said an angry Piyush allegedly called Sushma to his room Wednesday and attacked her with a sharp-edged weapon. He later strangulated her to death.
He claimed he tried to commit suicide after the murder but failed. He left her body in his room and went away.