Police have arrested a 22-year-old youth in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a nursing student from Assam’s Barpeta district in Bengaluru.
The 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered on Wednesday in Bengaluru.
The girl recently joined East West College in Bengaluru for a course in nursing and her family said that her admission was done through Anisur Rahman.
Anisur is also a student at the same college and is from lower Assam’s Goalpara district.
Based on a complaint registered at Byadarahalli police station in Bengaluru, Anisur was arrested on Wednesday.
The first information report (FIR) registered against Anisur mentions charges of rape and murder, News Minute reported.
“Anisur is reportedly a friend of her brother. He helped her with the admission too. On Wednesday, the victim went to the accused residence and later was found in a pool of blood by locals,” police sources added.
The victim was brought dead to Anupama Hospital in Yelahanka in Bengaluru on Wednesday by Anisur.
According to the police complaint, Anisur alerted his neighbours that his girlfriend was unconscious on Wednesday morning around 10:30 am.
The victim reportedly arrived in Bengaluru on December 14 and contacted Anisur two days later on Wednesday asking for help to encash a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh.
Police said preliminary investigations suggested that the victim was raped and murdered.
“We will know more after the post-mortem is completed. One of the accused – Anisur Rahman – is arrested and the preliminary investigation suggests a case of rape and murder,” New Minute quoted a police officer as saying.
Police said Anisur claimed that the victim started bleeding and fell unconscious when they were having consensual sex.
However, police are waiting for the post-mortem report to shed more light on this.
“We have not found any struggle marks on the body but we can confirm only after the post-mortem report is submitted,” said another police official.
Assam’s Society of Bangalore has demanded stringent punishment to the culprit.
“We demand the death penalty for the accused,” said Hirak Jyoti Kakati, general secretary of the Assam Society of Bangalore.
Lok Sabha MP Abdul Khaleque has written to Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa requesting to take action against the culprit.
(With input from Sasanka Talukdar)