In an appalling incident, a 38-year-old woman dentist was murdered on Friday afternoon at her house in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra by a man who gained entry to the house under the pretext of recharging the set-top box.
Dr Nisha Singhal was allegedly attacked with a knife and she had her throat cut. Dr Singhal’s two daughters told the police that their mother was allegedly attacked by the suspect, Shubham, with a knife.
Dr Singhal’s children – the elder of whom is eight and the younger is four – were in another room of the house when their mother was killed.
The children were also attacked but survived. Dr Singhal’s husband, Ajay Singhal, is a surgeon who was on duty in the hospital at the time of the attack.
The police found the accused from CCTV footage and he was arrested this morning
The police also said that the accused, who conned his way into the Singhal residence by pretending to be a local cable TV technician, was looking to rob the house.
According to the police, he remained inside the Singhal residence for over an hour after the murder of Dr Singhal and the attack on her children.
Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his outrage over the shocking incident.
“The state is shocked by the incident in Agra where a women’s throat was slit at her home in a busy residential area. The BJP government is busy defending corrupt officials and creating false cases against opposition leaders. The state, instead of focusing on advertising itself on television, should focus on reducing crime in Uttar Pradesh,” the Samajwadi Party chief tweeted.