A CCTV footage shows the killer shoot her with a country-made pistol from a close range.
With the arrest of one person on Saturday, the Noida Police claim to have solved the murder of 25-year-old Anjali Rathore, who was shot dead in Shatabdi Rail Vihar Apartments in Sector 62, Noida, on May 29. The accused has been identified as Ashwani Yadav.
Rathore was shot dead around 6 am in the parking lot of the society.
After going through the CCTV footage of the incident, Rathore's family members identified the killer as Ashwani Yadav, following which the police started looking for him. Rathore and Yadav had been friends in college, but the victim had broken up her friendship with Yadav, who was unemployed.
Yadav's infatuation, however, did not end and he kept calling Rathore, who reportedly spurned his advances. A dejected Yadav had called up Rathore on May 29 on the pretext of meeting her for one last time. When Rathore came to meet him in the stilt parking, he shot her with a country-made pistol from a close range. After this, he even tried to shoot himself but his pistol misfired. He then fled from the spot.
Rathore, originally from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, was working as a team leader in a mobile company in Noida. The entire murder was captured on the CCTV installed in the parking lot of the society.
Rathore and Yadav had studied in the same Jalandhar college. Rathore was enrolled on a BTech course, while Yadav was pursuing BBA. Later, Rathore bagged a job in Lava, a mobile company, and Yadav started working with a fashion store in Delhi. He, however, lost his job in January.
Arun Kumar Yadav, SP City, told City Spidey that it was a case of love turned sour. “Just half an hour before the murder, Anjali had call Ashwani and told him that she was breaking up with him. In a fit of rage, Ashwani killed her and fled to Etah in Uttar Pradesh, from where he was arrested."