India man arrested after purportedly confessing to girlfriend’s homicide on dwell TV
Maninder Singh went to the workplace of Indian channel News18 in Chandigarh and stated he needed to “confess,” the station reported. The information employees allowed Singh to broadcast his “confession” from a studio.
The 31-year-old stated he strangled and slit the throat of his 27-year-old girlfriend, Sarbjit Kaur, in late December after suspecting her of getting an affair with one other man, the outlet reported. He additionally stated their marriage negotiations had damaged down.
“Marriage talks between my household and Sarbjit’s household had been occurring for six months however her household would all the time create issues, generally saying I’m not from their caste and generally rejecting me for not having a authorities job,” he stated, based on the outlet.
Kaur’s physique was found on Jan. 1 in a Chandigarh lodge the couple had checked into two days earlier, investigators informed the day by day newspaper Hindustan Times.
Police informed the paper that Kaur was planning on marrying the brother of her sister-in-law and refused Singh’s marriage proposal on the lodge.
Nonetheless, Singh informed a unique narrative in his “confession,” based on Information18. Singh stated he suspected Kaur of getting an affair and had argued with Kaur over her household’s rejection of his marriage proposal earlier than the homicide.
A clip the information outlet posted online reveals that after the purported confession, police entered the studio and escorted Singh exterior right into a van.
“He needed publicity and sympathy, and likewise hoped that some lawyer would take up his case as he had no cash to have interaction a lawyer,” Chandigarh police official Neha Yadav informed the BBC of Singh’s dwell TV stunt.
Singh was additionally suspected of killing an earlier girlfriend and had been out on bail in the course of the ongoing investigation, police informed the outlet.