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IBM techie Kusuma's murder mystery solved

IBM techie Kusuma
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In swift action, the Southeast division police arrested a 35-year-old man from Haryana who allegedly strangled IBM techie Kusuma Rani Singla to death in her apartment in Kadugodi on January 19.

In swift action, the Southeast division police arrested a 35-year-old man from Haryana who allegedly strangled IBM techie Kusuma Rani Singla to death in her apartment in Kadugodi on January 19.

The accused, a Delhi-based techie known to Kusuma through Facebook, came to her apartment and murdered her to rob her of credit/debit cards, mobile phone and cheque books, said authorities.

The police managed to track him down near Gurgaon through his Facebook posts. He has been brought to Bengaluru for further investigations.

The deceased was from Punjab. She had been working with IBM in Noida, near Delhi, and had shifted to the Whitefield office six months ago. She had taken an apartment on the fourth floor of Mahaveer Kings Place in Belthur, which she was sharing with her friend Nidhi Sharma.

The murder came to light when Nidhi returned home from work around 7.30 p.m on Tuesday. She found Kusuma’s body on the floor. She was bleeding from the nose and mouth. Nidhi frantically shouted for help drawing the attention of neighbours. The Kadugodi police were informed.

Preliminary enquiries revealed that Kusuma had a visitor around 12.30 p.m on Tuesday. Around 1 p.m., Kusuma came down to the entrance and took the visitor to her flat. The security guard told the police that the visitor left the apartment around 3 p.m.

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