Udaipur : In an unbelieving turn of events, a 22-year-old youth turned out to be the psycho killer who had brutally murdered a woman lawyer in her flat in New Bhupalpura area under Sukher police station in Udaipur on Thursday. Divya alias Kittu Kothari so Arvind Kothari who lived in the 8th floor of the same apartment had killed Ruchita Gupta under fits of depression, he is suffering from some psychotic disorder, Udaipur SP Rajendra Prasad Goyal disclosed in a press conference on Saturday. When Divya realized his mistake, he tried to kill himself out of guilt but failed in all attempts and finally surrendered before the police on Friday morning, Goyal said. Realizing his mental condition, the police pressed in the service of a psychiatrist who helped them in solving the murder mystery.
Ruchita’s blood soaked body was found inside the storeroom of her flat on the 7th floor of the apartment in the morning. “ Divya was under severe depression after failing to clear the CA entrance examination. His mother had sarcastically remarked that he could not even secure a ‘guard’s job which Divya took seriously to heart and had developed short term ‘aggressiveness ‘ that lead to the murder of the woman” Goyal said. According to the police, on Thursday morning Ruchita was alone after her kids and husband left for school and college respectively. Divya who was under depression had consumed rat poison and walked in a drowsy state into the lift of the apartment. “ In a sequence of mistaken identity, Divya pressed the 7th floor button instead of the eighth floor and went to flat number 702 which was Ruchita’s flat. Seeing his condition, Ruchita let him in and tried to calm him down” Chandra Purohit, SHO Ambamata police station said. Ruchita supposedly patted hardly on his cheeks to bring him to normalcy which invigorated the dormant aggressiveness inside the youth. He pounced on the woman and hit her head with a tool that he found on the wash basin.
“ He committed the murder under fits of depression and later took a shower inside the bathroom after the incident. He tried to wash away the blood stains on his body and clothes in Ruchita’s bathroom ” Purohit said. Later on Divya went back to his own flat and tried to hang himself with his mom’s saree but failed. He jumped into the Badi lake but didn’t drown. “ He thought of jumping before a train but people prevented him. He brought two packets of rat poison but lost it. And finally when he felt that he could not succeed in killing himself, he surrendered” Mangilal Punwar, SHO Sukher police station said. The accused is suffering from short term memory loses and tend to forget what he has done. He would be produced before the court on Sunday, the officer said.