Retired female professor killed at home, police says accused entered through window

Updated: 10 September, 2020 10:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Dehradun

The woman was strangled to death by an unidentified person who entered from a window from the backside of the house, a police officer said

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This picture has been used for representational purpose only

A 66-year-old woman, who originally hails from Kolkata, was allegedly killed by an unidentified man at her Dehradun house in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to police officials, the woman, a retired female professor, was found dead in Doiwala area of Uttarakhand.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the deceased was identified Putup Ghosh and she used to live alone in her house in Dehradun. Senior sub-inspector Mahavir Singh Rawat, who is probing the case, said, "The incident seemed to have happened at night as police were informed by a local on Wednesday at around 7 am after which we rushed to the spot to initiate an investigation."

He further added, "Prima facie it was found that she was strangled to death by an unidentified person who entered from a window from the backside of the house. A probe has been started in the case."

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Meanwhile, another officer privy to the investigation, said, "The deceased was a highly qualified person and often used to go abroad on professional tours and lectures. She sometimes also used to visit some Dehradun-based institutions for giving lectures."

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First Published: 10 September, 2020 10:00 IST

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