The Delhi Police arrested a 19-year-old man for the murder of a PCO booth owner in Rajendra Nagar area of central Delhi.
The woman identified as Anita Taneja (33) was found murdered at her mobile phone shop in the afternoon of May 4.
Police said the accused identified as Ajay Kumar Saroj, a painter, reportedly killed the woman as he wanted money for his sister’s marriage in June.
Saroj, who was working as a daily wager at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital used to frequent the shop of the victim in Old Rajender Nagar.
On May 4, he reportedly went to Taneja’s shop and asked her for some money.
“He told her that his sister was to get married on June 6 and he needed some money for the same. When she refused, he slit her neck with a knife,” said Jaspal Singh, DCP (central).
“He picked up five mobile phones, Rs 2000 and some recharge coupons from the shop and fled from the scene.”
Later in the day when Taneja’s father Hukum Chand Gogia returned to his shop, he found his daughter murdered. He informed the police and a case of murder was registered.
Police said they arrested the accused with the help of electronic surveillance of the missing mobile phones.
Police recovered four stolen mobile phones, two SIM cards and the knife used for the murder from the possession of the accused.