Annoyed with the constant pressure being put for marriage, a 26-year-old man Asif Sheikh murdered his 21-year-old girlfriend Husna Kismat at the basement of a shopping complex in Sadar’s Mangalwari area on Monday morning.
As per the police, few hours before the murder, Sheikh and Kismat met in Mangalwari but later went towards Sharda Square and then again returned back to the basement of a shopping complex in Mangalwari. It was then that a heated argument ensued between the two. In a fit of rage, Sheikh strangled Kismat with her scarf and fled the spot.
While Sheikh is a transporter, Kismat had been working at a mobile shop near Sitabuldi area. The duo had been in a relationship from the past few years and often indulged in quarrels regarding marriage.