Monika Ghurde
Monika Ghurde

Panaji: A man has been arrested in Bengaluru in Karnataka in connection with the murder of celebrity perfumer Monika Ghurde, a senior Goa Police officer said on Sunday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Vimal Gupta told reporters that suspect Raj Kumar, hailing from Punjab, was picked up from Bengaluru after he tried to withdraw money from an ATM card belonging to the 39-year-old deceased late on Saturday night.

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Police are expected to release more details about Kumar's alleged role in the murder at a media briefing expected to be held later in the evening.

Ghurde, 39, was found dead on Thursday in her three-bedroom apartment in Sangolda village, around 10 km from Panaji. Her partially clothed body was found lying on bed, with her hands and feet tied. The post-mortem examination report suggested she was strangled.