In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman residing in Shatabdi Rail Vihar, Sector 62, Noida, was shot dead by unknown youth early on Wednesday morning.
The deceased, identified as Anjali Rathore, originally from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, was working as a team leader in a mobile company in Noida. The police reached the spot and have initiated an investigation into the murder. The police has seized a CCTV footage and some vital clues.
Anjali Rathore, the victim
The incident took place around 6.30 am, when Rathore came down to the stilt parking area after receiving a call on her mobile.
According to police, the deceased was living with six other girls in a PG accommodation on the third floor of the society’s B block for the past two and a half years.
AK Singh, SP City, Noida, said that Rathore had come down to the parking around 6.30 am and was shot precisely at 6.34 am. “It is possible that the crime was committed by a close acquaintance who might be a close friend or a relative. All angles are being investigated,” he added.
However, what the police found strange was that even though a gun was fired inside the society, nobody — not even the security guards — heard the gunshot.
Rathore’s fellow PG mates are being questioned by the police about any possible clues to who the murderer could be. Kamini Bhadouriya, one of the deceased’s PG mates, said she also suspects that the murder was committed by a close friend.
Close family members have pointed the finger of suspicion at an individual named Ashwani Yadav, who lives in Etawah and after whose call Rathore went downstairs.
An FIR has been lodged in this regard, and a police team has been mobilised to arrest him.
Speaking to City Spidey, SM Singh, president of RWA Federation of Sec 62 Noida, said that illegal paying guest accommodations were a major reason behind such security lapses in residential societies. “Unlike tenants or flat owners, it’s very difficult to keep track of many paying guests who live in the society. They can just enter the society saying they live here. They also get into frequent tussles with security guards,” added Singh.
Watch the CCTV footage below; fast forward to 55 seconds into the video.