A 38-year-old dentist was murdered Friday afternoon at her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra by a man who gained entry to the house on the pretext of recharging the set top box.
In what was a particularly brutal and savage crime, Dr Nisha Singhal was attacked with a knife and had her throat cut. Dr Singhal’s children – the elder of whom is eight and the younger is four – were in another room of the house when their mother was killed.
The children were also attacked but have survived. Dr Singhal’s husband, Ajay Singhal, is a surgeon and was on hospital duty at the time of the attack.
Police identified the accused from CCTV footage and he was arrested this morning
Police also said the accused, who conned his way into the Singhal residence by pretending to be a cable TV technician, was looking to rob the home. According to the cops, he remained inside the Singhal residence for over an hour after the murder of Dr Singhal and the attack on her children.
Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his outrage over the shocking incident.
“The state is stunned by the murder of a woman doctor who lived in a busy residential area of Agra. The BJP government is engaged in protecting corrupt officials and trapping the opposition in false cases. The government should consider bringing down crime in Uttar Pradesh instead of campaigning on TV,” he said.