The Government Railway Police on Sunday morning arrested an undergraduate student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee for allegedly killing his girlfriend, a student of IIT-Delhi, in a Shimla hotel room after a heated argument.
Gaurav Verma, 22, an architecture student, absconded after allegedly killing Pragati, also 22, a textile engineering student. Verma was held at Haryana’s Jagadhri railway station, 70 km from Chandigarh.
Shimla Superintendent of Police R.M. Sharma said Verma, who was brought to the hill station for interrogation, had confessed to having committed the crime.
The couple had met in 2007 at a coaching institute in Kota, Rajasthan, where they were preparing for the IIT entrance exam, a police official said on condition of anonymity.
But the relationship seemed to have gone sour a few months ago after Verma suspected Pragati of seeing someone else in Delhi. The couple had angry exchanges over this issue several times in the recent past, Verma is believed to have told the police.