Woman killed inside moving taxi, body dumped in canal: Police

Kolkata: A woman in her mid-forties was allegedly killed inside a moving taxi and the body dumped in a canal off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here, police said on Saturday.

A driver of a mobile application-based taxi service has been arrested and the woman’s body recovered from the canal, they added.

During interrogation, the accused said he knew the victim and had taken a loan from her, a police officer said.

On Friday afternoon, the accused picked up the woman, who worked as a domestic help, from Mudiyali in the Tollygunge police station area in his car. Following a heated argument between the two, the woman demanded repayment of the loan amount, the officer said.

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“Prima facie it seems that the man killed the woman by slitting her throat. He then went around the city in the car to find a suitable place to dump the body. He found a secluded place off the EM Bypass and dumped the body in the canal,” he said.

The woman’s husband filed a missing complaint at the Tollygunge police station on Friday evening, the officer said.

A probe has been launched and the vehicle seized, he added.

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