Man held for murder at Ayurvedic clinic

A 28-year-old travel consultant has been arrested for killing a woman running an Ayurvedic treatment centre after an argument over her fees, police said on Wednesday.

Shyno Verghese who hailes from Kerala’s Kollam district and lives in Gurgaon, has confessed that he killed Mary Mathew, also from Kerala, after an altercation at her clinic in Old Rajinder Nagar on March 9.

“Shyno came to the clinic after seeing an online advertisement where it was mentioned that she charged Rs 500 for treating excess fat and joint pains by Ayurvedic means.

However, she asked for Rs 2,000 and threatened that her security guards will beat him if he did not pay the money,” said Devesh Chandra Srivastva, additional commissioner of police (central).

On this, a furious Shyno caught hold of Mary’s neck and pushed her. Her head hit a stretcher lying in the room. He ran away from the spot, while Mary bled to death.

Mary’s body was found by her landlord Amit Madnani on March 14.  A post-mortem was conducted and on the basis of the report and inspection of the scene of crime, a case of murder was registered at Rajender Nagar police station and  investigation taken up.

“Initially there was no clue about the accused person, while Amit Madnani disclosed that a woman named Swapna had taken the place on rent for running an Ayurvedic treatment centre,” Srivastva added.

Amit also told police that Swapna used to carry two mobile phones, but one of them was missing from the spot. Police then took the missing mobile phone’s number from Amit to mount technical surveillance.

During investigation, it was revealed that Shyno had contacted her on the mobile phone on March 9 several times. Later, he was apprehended by a police team near Gurgaon Sector 31.

Shyno was also identified from the footage of a CCTV camera installed on Ganga Ram Hospital Road. Mary’s laptop and ATM have also been recovered from his possession.

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