A 38-year-old dentist was murdered on Friday afternoon at her home in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.
She was brutally attacked with a knife by a man who entered the house on the pretext of recharging the cable connection.
Her two children, aged eight and four, were also attacked. They have survived.
Meanwhile, the accused has been arrested by the police.
Here are more details.
According to the police, the horrific incident took place around 4 pm on Friday.
Dr. Nisha Singhal, reportedly a private practitioner, was attacked with a knife and had her throat cut.
Her husband, Dr. Ajay Singhal, is a surgeon and was on hospital duty at the time of the crime.
Dr. Nisha was rushed to the hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries.
The police said that the accused, identified as one Shubham Pathak, was looking to rob the house. Cupboards in the house were found opened by the police.
In fact, he remained inside the house for over an hour after attacking Dr. Nisha and her children, cops added.
Shubham was identified with the help of CCTV footage, and arrested this morning.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expressed anger and attacked the government over the incident.
He tweeted, "The state is shocked by the incident in Agra...The BJP government is busy defending corrupt officials and creating false cases against Opposition leaders. The state, instead of focusing on advertising itself on television, should focus on reducing crime in Uttar Pradesh (sic)."
आगरा के एक व्यस्त रिहायशी इलाके में एक महिला डॉक्टर के घर में घुसकर गला रेतकर उसकी हत्या किये जाने की घटना से प्रदेश स्तब्ध है. भाजपा सरकार भ्रष्ट अधिकारियों को बचाने व विपक्षियों को झूठे मुक़दमों में फँसाने में लगी है.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) November 21, 2020
सरकार टीवी पर प्रचार की जगह, उप्र में अपराध पर विचार करे. pic.twitter.com/QabKkC4rt0
Earlier, in August, another doctor, Yogita Gautam, 30, was found murdered in the city.
Later, Vivek Tiwari, also a doctor, was arrested after he confessed to committing the crime.
Tiwari claimed the two were in a relationship which had soured lately.
He told the police he had stabbed Yogita using a kitchen knife and then disposed off her body at Bamrauli Katara in Agra.
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