Lucknow: A 30-year-old woman blogger was thrown down from the fourth floor by her husband with her hands tied in Tajganj in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, leading to the loss of her life. After separating from her husband, the woman was living in a live-in relationship with her Facebook friend. The deceased has been identified as Ritika Singh, an influencer, who has 44,000 followers on Instagram. She used to give tips to people on fashion, food and travel. The incident took place around 11 am at Om Sri Apartment in Nagla Mewati area. At that time, the deceased's friend was also at home.
Police have arrested two others, including the victim's husband. Police said initial investigations have revealed that Ritika, a resident of Ghaziabad, had married Akash Gautam of Firozabad in 2014. After three years, she became friends with Vipul Agarwal, a resident of Firozabad, through Facebook. In 2018, Ritika separated from her husband and started living with Vipul. The couple had come to live in a flat in Om Shree Apartments on rent two-and-a-half months ago. On Friday, Akash, along with four people, including two women, reached the flat. As soon as they entered, they allegedly assaulted Vipul and Ritika. Vipul told the police that they tied Ritika's hands with a scarf and locked her in the bathroom.
After this, Ritika's hands were tied with a rope and she was thrown down from the fourth floor of the building. Vipul alleged that Akash wanted to kill him too, but he broke the window pane of the washroom and started shouting to the neighbours. As soon as the neighbours gathered outside the flat, two of them fled, while Akash and two women were caught and handed over to the police. Circle Officer (Sadar) Archana Singh said that an FIR is being registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC. The body of the woman has been sent for post-mortem and her family members have been informed. Police are scanning cctv footage of the apartment for further investigation.