A 25-year-old man allegedly murdered his girlfriend here after her family insisted on marriage when she got pregnant, police sources said on Wednesday.
The victim, a teenager, was killed last month and police claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of her boyfriend Mangilal who is already married.
Mangilal developed physical relations with the 19-year -old girl, Maya, following which she became pregnant. On getting to know about this, her family put pressure on Mangilal to marry Maya.
Married man kills pregnant girlfriend to avoid marriage, arrested
However, Mangilal, who has three children, refused and then hatched a plan of get rid of Maya, they said.
On December 18, he called her near Manpur area on the pretext of discussing marriage. He strangled Maya with a piece of cloth and threw her body in a lake to make it look like a case of suicide, the sources said.
The body was found on December 26.