In a love story gone wrong, a 22-year-old youth shot dead a woman twice his age and then committed suicide after realising that she had cheated him on Facebook about her looks, age and marital status.
The accused Vineet Singh, hailing from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh befriended Jyoti Kori (44) on Facebook two-and-a-half-years ago.
Inspector General, Jabalpur Range, Upendra Jain said Jyoti had never revealed that the photograph she put up on the site was not hers, and that she was a married woman with three children.
On April 18, Vineet arrived in Jabalpur to meet her in person for the first time. The two went to Bhedhaghat on the banks of river Narmada near here, where after learning the truth, he shot her dead and then shot himself.
He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to injuries after giving a the police a statement saying he felt cheated by Jyoti.
The police said the pistol he used too appears in some of his Facebook photographs, which Jyoti had “liked”. Further probe is on.