21-year-old woman medical student killed in hostel room in Maharashtra

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): A 21-year-old woman medical student was allegedly strangled to death by an unidentified person in a college hostel here in Maharashtra, police said. Akanksha Anil Deshmukh, hailing from Beed district, was found unconscious in her room by a warden of the hostel at the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rahul Khade said.

She was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead, he said. The autopsy at the city-based Government Medical College and Hospital revealed that she died of strangulation, Khade said. A case under IPC section 302 (murder) was registered by the city police, he said. No arrest was made so far in this connection, police said, adding that a search was on for the culprit. The woman was pursuing a physiotherapy course at the college, police added.

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