Late on Sunday night in Mumbai, a 24-year-old flight attendant was discovered dead in her flat. The accused, who was employed by a private housekeeping company as a cleaner, was detained by the Powai police a day later.
Rupal Ogrey, the deceased, was discovered dead late Sunday night at her apartment in the neighbourhood of Andheri, a police officer said. He said, “She was from Chhattisgarh and moved to Mumbai in April for training with Air India.”
Police identified the accused as Vikram Atwal, 40. “We have arrested an accused who works with a private housekeeping firm as a cleaner, on the basis of technical evidence. We are further interrogating him to get more details about the murder and the motive behind it,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Datta Nalawade said.
According to the police, the woman shared a flat with her sister, who moved back to her hometown a week ago. Ogrey was killed while alone in the flat, according to the authorities.
After she stopped returning calls, her family started to suspect something. Her friends in Mumbai were contacted by her family and requested to check on her. The doorbell was unanswered, and the apartment was locked from the inside.
The incident was reported to the Powai police. When the police arrived at her apartment, they discovered her already dead with her throat cut, and they hurried to the Rajawadi Hospital. When the physicians arrived, they pronounced her dead.
The accused’s wife, who works in the same building as a housekeeper, is also being questioned by the police. More research is being done.