A 32-year-old HDFC manager killed his girlfriend by repeatedly smashing her head against a footpath after she threatened to reveal the affair to his wife. Naveen Kumar was arrested on Monday, four days after the incident in outer Delhi’s Mongolpuri area .
Punya Sagar, 28, an executive with HDFC Life Insurance, did not know that Kumar, her boss, was married and a father, the police said. When she found out, she threatened to show up at his house and tell his wife about the affair. Kumar took Sagar out for a drive on March 3 on the pretext of “settling” the matter and killed her, they said.
After smashing her head against the footpath, Kumar took Sagar to hospital and told the doctors she had met with an accident. Sagar was admitted in the ICU, where she slipped into a coma and later succumbed to her injuries.
The crime was witnessed by two passers-by, Siddharth Sharma and Surender Rana, who called the police.
“We received a PCR call about a quarrel near Y block, Mangolpuri but when we reached the spot, the couple had left. We contacted the caller, who told us that he and his friend were coming home from Patel Nagar when they saw an i10 parked along the footpath. They saw a man hold a woman by her neck and repeatedly smash her head against the pavement,“ DCP, outer, Vikramjeet Singh said.
“He said the man put the woman in the car and sped away. The caller and his friend followed the car to Jaipur Golden Hospital, where they saw the man take the woman inside. Following this , a case was registered and an investigation launched. Navin Kumar was arrested and questioned.”
The eyewitnesses will be rewarded, the police added.