Delhi: Man held for killing live-in partner

New Delhi: A 35-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly throttling to death his 30-year-old live-in partner in southeast Delhi's Govindpuri area, police said

Pawan (35) was arrested from a village near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He is accused of having murdered Renu Devi, his live-in partner with whom he also had a child.

The duo had rented the accommodation in Govindpuri after claiming to be a married couple, police said, adding that Renu had separated from her husband a few years back. She had later entered into a relationship with the accused, who works as a tailor in Okhla, they said.

According to police, Pawan returned home drunk on Saturday night and that led to an argument between Renu and him during which he allegedly throttled her in a fit of rage.

After allegedly strangling her, he locked the door from outside and left for his village with their two-year-old daughter.

The matter came to light when Renu's father came to her house yesterday and discovered her decomposed body. The post-mortem report suggested that Renu was killed at least three days back, police said.

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