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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.

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Kohli, a truck driver by profession, is suspected of having abducted Hannah Foster in London in March 2003. The 17-year-old's body was found in Elington Lane two days after she went missing. A post-mortem revealed that she was raped before being killed.

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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Sub: Feel sad

I feel good after Mr. Kohli has been arrested.This is not going to bring Hannah back, however, it will give a feeling of satisfaction to ...

Posted by Amrit

Sub: dont extradite him to uk

no doubt It´s a serious crime , and if he is resposnible for such a crime should be punished, but during the recent years EU ...

Posted by mbsubrahmanyam

Sub: Really tragic and shameful..

The brutal rape and murder of the British girl is really tragic. Her family must be going through hell..hope they are able to pick up ...

Posted by Lakshmi

Sub: disgusting and shocking

Only one person has spoiled the image of all. The person, if found guilty should be hanged in public that too in UK. The Govt. ...

Posted by Mohd Azad

Sub: murder suspect - caught

The sight of the sad parents moves every heart. And their determination to bring justice is exemplary. Has the reward anything to do with the ...

Posted by yj



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