Pune : A 23-year-old woman IT professional from Bengal was murdered here by an unidentified person following an argument between them, the police said on Sunday.
Police have formed multiple teams to nab the assailant and investigations are on amid suspicion that the attacker had been following the victim, Antara Das.
Antara, who was working with an IT major here, was attacked by the man with a sharp-edged weapon near Kanbay Chowk in Talawade, on Friday night while she was walking from the office.
“According to her parents, a youth, who was with Antara during training in Bengaluru, was following her. Since they have expressed their suspicion, we are investigating from that angle and also from other points,” a police officer said.
“We are focusing on whether the incident could be the fallout of an affair or one-side affair. Teams have been dispatched to Bengaluru for further investigations,” said SP, Pune (rural), Jai Jadhav.
Another officer said, “The angle of robbery has been ruled out as the valuables of the woman were found to be intact.”
Satyendra Sinha, who rushed Antara to a nearby hospital with the help of another passerby, said: “While riding the bike near Kanbay chowk, I saw a couple having an argument and suddenly that the girl collapsed on the pavement.”
“As I stopped, the woman who was bleeding came near my bike, held my hand and pleaded for help saying “save me”. She the fell unconscious. eanwhile, the person, who was wearing a blue and black T-shirt, disappeared from the spot,” Sinha said.
“I then, with a help of a car driver, rushed her to a nearby private hospital, where she was declared dead later,” Sinha, who works with a private firm, said.