In the murder case of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found at Morni T-point on Thursday with her head crushed,the police arrested two people on Saturday.
According to the police,the victim was to be paid to establish physical relations with the duo but when an argument regarding money and place arose,they strangled her to death. Gulshan and Monu have been arrested based on their mobile phone location which was the same as the victims before the murder.
A case of murder has been registered against the two at the Chandimandir Police Station. They will be produced before the court on Sunday.
Gulshan,24,is a driver and a resident of Surajpur. Monu,25,works in a factory at Baltana. They had been in touch with the victim on the phone for the past four-five months. The three had decided to meet for the first time on Thursday.
The police said that Gulshan and Monu had come on a Pulsar bike and met the victim at the furniture market of Mohali around 9 pm. They had borrowed the bike from a friend,one Manish. While Gulshan is originally from Baddi,Monu and Manish are also from Himachal Pradesh.
They picked up the victim on the bike and came to Morni T-point where they reached around 10 pm. According to the police,the accused were heavily drunk and asked the woman to come with them to Surajpur where Gulshan stayed. The victim refused to comply with them and resisted. The duo also refused to give her around Rs 2,000 which they had earlier assured to pay,according to the police.
The argument took an ugly turn and in their inebriated condition,Gulshan and Monu tried to kill her. The post-mortem report confirmed that she died of asphyxia and chest fracture. Her ribs were broken but the police are yet to confirm whether a stone or brick was also used for the purpose. A 2mm injury mark on her hand pointed out that she had tried to resist the assault.
The body was run over by a speeding vehicle when the two left her on the National Highway. Tyre marks were also found on the body. They had left her on the road to make it look like an accident,said the police.
The police ruled out the possibility of rape. The medical examination of the deceased has not revealed any rape attempt. The victim who met the duo for the purpose of establishing physical relations was killed when an argument related to payment of money and her refusal to go to Surajpur arose, said Rajbir Deswal,Commissioner of Police (Panchkula-Ambala range).
The victim,a widow,was reported missing by her brother at the Chandigarh Sector 11,Police Station,when she did not return home at the PU residential colony after work. Survived by a 10-year-old son,she used to work as an attendant with a property dealer.