Bengaluru, Oct 10: Four days after the murder of perfumer Monika Ghurde, the police managed to nab the killer. In a joint operation by the Goa and Bengaluru police, Monika's alleged killer, Rajkumar Singh was nabbed in Bengaluru.
The Goa police, which managed to track him through the transactions he made at an ATM, immediately tipped off the Bengaluru police about his location.
The Bengaluru police was tipped off as the Goa police did not want him to slip away. During the course of the interrogation, Singh revealed that he had chosen Bengaluru as he considered it to be a safe hideout.
The migrating population made the city a safe destination. Moreover he also told the police that he had decided to settle down in Bengaluru permanently and had even planned on looking out for a job in the next couple of days.
Tracking the killer
After the murder, Singh had stolen Monika's ATM card and also her mobile phones. He had killed her and tied her to the bed at her three bedroom apartment in Sangolda village near Goa.
While Goa Police got Singh's first details through the records of police verification, his exact location was tracked based on an ATM transaction he made in Bengaluru. Singh used to work as a security guard in the building before he was fired.
The police say that the motive was both revenge and gain. Monika is said to have reported him to the building management after he had stolen an umbrella. The management immediately decided to fire him from the job. Out of job and with revenge on his mind, he decided to kill Monika.
On entering her apartment, he threatened her. She immediately handed over her ATM card and also the pin number. However, she tried to overpower him which ultimately led to the killing, police say.
Police officials say that they are ascertaining more details with regard to this case. He was alone in the act and the chance of him using an accomplice has been ruled out, they add.