Man in woman’s guise guns down estranged lover in Noida

Ranjeet had been pursuing Kanchan to return to him all this while, but she did not want to return and ignored his appeals.

noida Updated: Sep 18, 2017 12:16 IST
Hindustan Times
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Two persons have been arrested by police in connection with murder of a woman in Salarpur.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Police have arrested two persons, of whom, one man impersonated himself as a woman and shot dead a 28-year-old woman last month in Salarpur village, over latter’s alleged illicit relations with other men.

The accused have been identified as Ranjeet Kumar (38) and his accomplice Ashish (21), both natives of Kanpur. Ranjeet dressed as a woman wore a salwar-kameez and covered his face with a stole and shot dead his alleged estranged lover Kanchan (28) on August 16, a police official said.

Arun Kumar Singh, the superintendent of police (Noida city), said Kanchan was a native of Raebareli, and was married to a person named Shyama Singh of Lucknow in 2009. The couple lived together for two years and had a son. However, later they started living separately.

After the separation, the woman came in contact with Ranjeet, who worked as a cable operator, and started living with him in Kanpur. After some time she opted to exit from the relationship and moved to Noida.

“Here she was living with another person named Kunal, whom she befriended in Kanpur. Kunal and Kanchan shifted to a rented accommodation in Salarpur village in May this year,” Singh said.

Ranjeet had been pursuing Kanchan to return to him all this while, but she did not want to return and ignored his appeals, the official said.

On August 16, Ranjeet and his friend Ashish reached Kanchan’s rented accommodation on a Bajaj Avenger bike. Ranjeet was armed with a country-made pistol and masqueraded as a woman with his attire. He entered Kanchan’s one room flat on the first floor and shot her dead, while Ashish waited outside on the bike ready to flee from the spot.

The accused shot one bullet to her neck and quickly fled from the building. All the onlookers in the vicinity thought it was a woman who shot dead Kanchan, police said.

“We checked call details of Kanchan and rounded in on Ranjeet. He was arrested with his accomplice from Salarpur village on Saturday night. On interrogation, the accused admitted to have murdered the woman over her relationships with other men,” Singh said.

Police have recovered the motorcycle and the weapon used in the crime.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 21:43 IST