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UP Doctor, 38, Murdered At Home While Her Children Were In Another Room

UP Doctor, 38, Murdered At Home While Her Children Were In Another Room

Accused was arrested Saturday after an encounter, the police said

Agra:

A 38-year-old dentist was murdered Friday afternoon at her home in Uttar Pradesh's Agra by a man who gained entry to the house on the pretext of recharging the set top box.

In what was a particularly brutal and savage crime, Dr Nisha Singhal was attacked with a knife and had her throat cut. Dr Singhal's children - the elder of whom is eight and the younger is four - were in another room of the house when their mother was killed.

The children were also attacked but have survived. Dr Singhal's husband, Ajay Singhal, is a surgeon and was on hospital duty at the time of the attack.

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Police identified the accused from CCTV footage and he was arrested this morning

Police also said the accused, who conned his way into the Singhal residence by pretending to be a cable TV technician, was looking to rob the home. According to the cops, he remained inside the Singhal residence for over an hour after the murder of Dr Singhal and the attack on her children.