In an untoward incident, a college student was shot dead by a man she met on social media, police said on Friday. It has been reported that the accused Aditya Dev Pathak was arrested on Thursday.
According to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Syed Ali Abbas, a country-made pistol was recovered from him.
What did the police say?
"We received information that a woman, Nishtha (23), was brought dead to hospital during the early hours of Thursday," Abbas said.
According to Abbas, Nishtha, a native of Hardoi, was a third-year student at a private university here. She came in contact with Pathak on social media.
"On Wednesday, Nishtha went to Pathak's rented apartment in Chinhat police station area. An argument broke out between them following which he shot her," the officer said.
Pathak later took Nishtha to a hospital and fled from there after leaving her. On finding that she had succumbed due to a gunshot injury, the hospital staff police, he said.
A case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been lodged in the matter at Chinhat Police Station, police said.