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Delhi: Teacher kills girlfriend, hangs self at Mehrauli dance school

A 24-year-old dance instructor allegedly strangled his girlfriend with an electric wire and then hanged himself from the ceiling fan inside a dance training school south Delhi’s Mehrauli on Wednesday.

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2016 00:14 IST
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Sonu strangled Yogita and then hanged himself.
Sonu strangled Yogita and then hanged himself.

A 24-year-old dance instructor allegedly strangled his girlfriend with an electric wire and then hanged himself from the ceiling fan inside a dance training school south Delhi’s Mehrauli on Wednesday.

Sonu, a native of Indore, reportedly had a fight with his girlfriend, Yogita, also his student, a few days ago after he objected to her speaking to other men.

After recording statements of the duo’s friends, police said Sonu suspected Yogita of having an affair. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.

Police suspect that Sonu planned the murder and suicide at least two days in advance. He arranged an electric wire and changed the timings of the class on Tuesday evening.

Sources said Sonu updated his WhatsApp status two days ago as “ek galti fir se ho gayi (I made yet another mistake)” and also told one of his students that he should continue to dance even when he is not there to train him.

The incident came to light on Wednesday morning when a cleaner went to the academy and spotted the two bodies. He then alerted the local residents who informed the police.

“He strangled the girl with an electric wire and then used her dupatta to hang himself. We have sent both bodies for postmortem. We have initiated an inquiry into the matter,” a senior police officer said.

Sonu had started his dance academy named ABC two years ago. Yogita, a resident of Chhatarpur, joined the academy a year ago and the two fell in love.

“Their friends told us that they used to practise together and had performed in several shows. They, however, had an argument a few days ago after Sonu asked her to stop talking to other men. The matter, the friends said, was sorted out but Sonu had been upset since then,” an investigator told HT.

“Their friends said they started having frequent fights as Sonu was trying to control her and asked her to not go out with her friends,” the officer said.

The police accessed the call detail records of the couple and seized their phones to recover their messages and chats. “We have recovered their chats and sent them for examination. The investigation is on,” a police officer said.