Police said the accused had murdered a 30-year-old woman, identified as Sushma Devi, on the night of October 14 at her rented accommodation. He then fled to his home town in Aligarh.
Sushma was also a resident of Aligarh and has been living in Dadri for around three years.The accused has been identified as Ashok Kumar Upadhyay.
The matter came to light when some passersby spotted her bleeding profusely at the door of her rented accommodation. A call was made to the police control room following which a team took her to the Dadri government hospital where doctors declared her brought dead at around 9:30pm.
She had received a bullet injury to her head and her neighbours were unaware of the incident. Police said the neighbours did not know anything about her and so a case was registered against an unknown person.
Dadri SHO Ram Sen Singh said, “We had recovered a cellphone from the crime spot and scanned it. We prepared a detailed call record which gave us clues about who all she had spoken with around the time of the incident. The details led us to the accused, Upadhyay. He was among those whom the deceased contacted regularly.”