In a murder plot that is too dramatic and scary even for movies, a 30-year-old employee of a local health centre in Greater Noida strangled and killed a 22-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her.
The chilling story began when Hemant Kaushik, who is already married with two children, started seeing Madhuri.
According to a report in The Times of India, when Madhuri began insisting on getting married, he kept leading her on, but actually was planning her murder to get her out of the way.
First, to deflect attention from himself, Kaushik requested Madhuri to go through a fake wedding with her former boyfriend Rahul. This he did, so that once Madhuri was murdered, the cops would suspect Rahul and not him.
The Times of India reports that while Madhuri and Rahul got married in an Arya Samaj temple on November 27, Kaushik complained to her family that she had eloped. While Rahul was a Jat, Madhuri was a Rajput. Hence the wedding led to furore and a panchayat annulled it.
On December 23, Kaushik told Madhuri to flee with him, to which she agreed and they hid in a sugar cane field. He told her that they needed to hide there while he looked for a suitable place for them to live in. While Madhuri braved the cold for three days and waited, when she began questioning him he strangled her with a dupatta on December 26 and buried her body.
The Times of India reports, like Kaushik had planned Madhuri's parents suspected Rahul and the police arrested him. However, surveillance of phone records in the area revealed constant communication between the two numbers bought by Kaushik under fake identities. This led to Kaushik who revealed his entire plot to the police and has now been charged with murder and kidnapping.