College girl found dead in Guwahati; here's what happened

Sweta Agarwal was a brilliant student who topped the Class XII examination in Assam in 2015

Guwahati Police has solved the murder mystery of 20-year-old college student — Sweta Agarwal — whose charred body was found at her boyfriend’s place on Monday, December 4.

The case
City police commissioner Hiren Nath said that the girl’s boyfriend — Govind Singhal — had confessed to his crimes. According to a report by The Northeast Today, Singhal told the police that he had an argument with Sweta over their relationship at his flat on Monday.

He said that Sweta had been insisting him to put a marriage proposal to her family as his family was soon planning to shift to Siliguri. But Govind was reluctant, which led to an altercation. In a fit of rage he pushed Sweta to the wall, which resulted in fatal injuries. The two were alone in the house at the time.

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Before setting her body on fire, Govind tried to carry the corpse on his motorcycle to throw it in a nearby stream. But he failed to do so in broad daylight, following which he brought the body back and burnt it using kerosene inside the lavatory of his house.

According to his confession, Govind’s mother and sister were present when he tried to set the body on fire.

How the case came to light
The city police launched a search to find Sweta after her family lodged a complaint that she had gone missing while on her way back from college. They had also alleged that it was a rape and murder case.

Upon investigation, Sweta’s family claimed that they had no knowledge about their alleged affair.

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About the girl
Sweta was a brilliant student who topped the Class XII examination in Assam in 2015. She was pursuing a BCom degree from KC Das Commerce College, Guwahati while simultaneously studying for CA from a private firm in the city.

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