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Bhopal: Police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man accused of murdering a 22-year-old female student of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) on September 8, 2016 in Krishnapuram colony at Misrod. The accused, who was arrested after a manhunt of 10 months, was also having a bounty of Rs 2,000 declared by the police on his head.

According to the police Sunil Srivastava was accused of murdering Poonam Gautam by throwing her off terrace of the building in which both used to live in separate rooms on rent. Srivastava, a resident of Vidisha district was a driver and lived in Misrod. He was arrested from Mandideep following a tipoff.

Hailing from Sidhi district, Poonam was a 3rd-year student of BDS in a city college and used to live with her brother in the same building where the accused lived on rent. On September 8, 2016, his brother was out on work when the incident happened. The initial investigations by the police had then suggested that she was possibly killed after the accused failed to sexually assault her.

The deceased was found in an unconscious state by her landlord and was rushed to JP Hospital, where she was declared dead.

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