IBM techie was strangulated with a laptop chord in a fit of rage

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Bengaluru, Jan 21: The IBM techie- Kusuma Singla (31)- was murdered with a laptop cable, police reports. The man behind the murder is an ex-Yahoo and Accenture emloyee Sukhbir Singh (30) from Haryana.

He has been arrested from Haryana early this morning, said Banaglore police officer P Harisekaran. Sukhbir Singh was unemployed since 2013.

Sukhbir Singh

The duo had met each other on social media 3 months ago. Ms Singla, a devorcee, invited him home, but he started pestering her for money when he visited her. Initially Sukhbir had asked her for Rs 50,000, but later agreed to settle for Rs 5,000. When Singla refused to pay up, he strangulated her in a fit of rage. Police tracked Singh through social media.

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Police said that the duo had come in touch with each other on December 31, 2015. They exchanged phone numbers on January 9 and on January 19, Singh came to Bengaluru to meet her. Singh demanding money from her came as a surprise as she was yet to cope with the loss of Rs 5 lakh to a credit card fraudster. She had also lodged a case in this regard at the Kadugodi Police Station.

Police in techie murder

She explained everything to Sukhbir, but he did not budge and said that he would not leave unless she paid up. An altercation took place that ended up in murder. Singh may be brought to the city by Thursday evening.

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