A 25-year-old man allegedly smothered his girlfriend to death because she belonged to a different caste and his parents did not approve of the relationship, police said.
On Wednesday night, Ravi Mishra went to his girlfriend Monica Jaiswal’s house in southeast Delhi’s Ambedkar Nagar and killed her. Both of them are call centre employees. They were supposed to get married at a court in Kanpur next week.
The police was informed about the incident by Monica’s parents, who came to the Capital from Kanpur. It was Ravi who reportedly called them up and informed them that Monica was not picking up her cellphone. They came to the Capital and broke open the door of her rented flat and found her dead.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Virender Singh Chahal said, “Ravi smothered her to death as he did not want to marry Monica. His parents were against it and even he was not interested.”
When the police questioned Mishra, he reportedly admitted to killing Monica. Mishra was arrested on Thursday and a case of murder registered against him.