"the accused was suspected of being in a relationship with another person"
An Indian man identified as Ramsey Kurioe was arrested for allegedly murdering his live-in partner. While the police were investigating her death, they discovered he killed her after she suspected his infidelity.
Kurioe, aged 25, allegedly beat 30-year-old Marina Darbunja Lalmangsami to death at their home in Vakola, Mumbai.
According to the police, the suspect was originally from Manipur but moved to Vakola after finding a job at a salon in Govandi. Marina worked at a spa in Churchgate.
The couple had been living together for one-and-a-half years.
Police officers explained that Kurioe brutally beat his girlfriend on Sunday, August 18, 2019, but the incident did not come to light until Tuesday, August 20.
When her friends visited the house, they found an injured Marina in a semi-conscious state. They quickly rushed the woman to the hospital.
Marina later succumbed to her injuries. Doctors found she had been taking medication to reduce the severity of her pain.
Officers at Vakola Police Station initially registered the case as an accidental death.
However, the results of a medical examination showed she had numerous injuries all over her body. The type of injuries suggested she had been beaten with a blunt object.
Police spoke to neighbours and discovered that the couple would argue on a regular basis. Their rows escalated when Kurioe was accused of having an affair.
A police officer explained: “The accused did not tell us about any fight but when we conducted an inquiry with the neighbours and their friends, it was revealed that they would frequently fight in the house.
“Recently, the accused was suspected of being in a relationship with another person, which was resulting in the live-in couple having heated arguments.
“On Sunday too, they fought and the accused assaulted her.”
Police spoke to the Indian man where he later admitted killing his girlfriend. He said he was intoxicated when it happen and did not intend to kill Marina.
The police officer added: “We again confronted Kurioe who then spilt the beans, telling us he did not intend to kill Lalmangsami.
“But he was under the influence of alcohol and did not realise that the blows might become fatal.”
Kurioe was taken into custody and a case was registered against him.
The Mumbai Mirror reported that he was booked for murder and assault under the Indian Penal Code.