It was a holy journey to Mata Vaishno Devi for Delhi-resident Lakshmi Gupta, but little did she know that a tragedy was awaiting her.
Lakshmi Gupta (25) along with her husband Shakti Gupta, had arrived for performing Darshan of the deity at holy cave shrine in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.
According to police, the body of the woman, was found in a stream in Lambikeri area, en route to the Bhavan this morning.
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Lakshmi’s husband had filed a missing report at the police post at Ardh Kumari.
“We contacted the parents of the deceased who confirmed a matrimonial dispute between the couple,” a police officer said.
He told the police that after throttling his wife at night, he took advantage of the darkness and pushed the body into a gorge from the cliff near Lambikeri area.
“The husband has been arrested and an investigation is on to reveal the motive behind the murder,” said the officer.