Dehradun shocker: Man strangles live-in partner to death, dumps body in forest

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Dehradun: A man allegedly killed his live-in partner and dumped her body in a forest on the outskirts of Dehradun over suspicion of her affair with another man. The accused, identified as Rashid, a resident of Muzaffarnagar district of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Sunday.

Rashid and the victim, Shehnoor, had been residing in a rented house in Sanskriti Lok Colony in Dehradun. The couple often had fights as the accused was suspicious of his partner. The accused allgeldy strangled the woman to death in December last year, police said.

Murder after heated argument

According to the police, the couple had a heated argument on the day of the incident. He later strangled her before putting the body in a bag and dumping it in the forest in the Asharodi area, Senior Superintendent of Police Ajai Singh said.

The woman body was recovered after Rashid was interrogated and he confessed to his crime. The woman’s mother had lodged a complaint after her daughter went missing. Rashid had been absconding ever since the matter was reported to police and was arrested following a tip-off.

Shraddha Walkar case

In the recent past, several incidents of murders involving live0in partners have come to light from different parts of the country. In 2022, the Shraddha Walkar murder case shook the entire country. Walkar, a 27-year-old call centre employee, was strangled by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi’s Mehrauli. The accused chopped her body into 35 pieces and kept them in a fridge for days before dumping them in a forest for over 18 days.

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