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UK girl's murder: Prime suspect arrested
July 15, 2004 16:59 IST
Last Updated: July 28, 2004 12:09 IST
Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, prime suspect in the rape and murder of a British teenaged girl, was on Thursday arrested from Panitanki on the Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal's Darjeeling district.
Kohli, who had settled down in the area after marrying a Nepalese woman, was arrested on Wednesday night following a tip off from locals after police flashed his photographs on television channels, Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) Bageesh Mishra told reporters in Kolkata.
Kohli left the United Kingdom after this incident and was believed to be living in his native Punjab. However, the local police failed to arrest him.
The victim's parents, Travor and Hillary Foster, came to India on July 12 in pursuit of Kohli and at a press conference in Delhi offered a reward of Rs 50 lakh (approximately $113,636) to anyone giving information that can lead to his arrest.
The fugitive, who had confessed to being the wanted man, was being interrogated at the Kalimpong police station, Mishra said.
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