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Police produce challan in sensational Ruchita Gupta murder case

Udaipur : Udaipur police has produced challan against Divya Kothari, the self proclaimed ‘psyco-killer’ in the much sensational lawyer Ruchita Gupta murder case that had shook the city in December last.  Mangilal Punwar, SHO Sukher police station produced the 141-paged descriptive challan in an Udaipur court on Thursday. The accused Divya Kothari was brought to the court around 10 am, however, he was produced before the magistrate in the evening. The next hearing would be held on March 8. He was kept inside the court jail throughout the day. The guards were cautious for his protection fearing the fury of the bar members for the victim being member of the Udaipur bar association and a budding lawyer herself.

Divya tried hiding his face in shame when brought in open. The 32-year old lawyer’s body was found inside the store of her flat in an 8-storeyed apartment in New Bhupalpura area on December 1. The police had initially suspected her husband  behind the murder, however, the real culprit came out to be Ruchita’s neighbor Divya Kothari, a 22 year old CA aspirant who surrendered before the police. He had put up a psychic act initially and claimed to commit the murder innocently under fits of depression to gain public sympathy but later he confessed he had an intense crush on ‘Ruchita aunty’. He tried to molest her and when the lawyer resisted he smashed her head and stabbed her to death. Udaipur bar association had announced that none of its members would plead for the accused and thus a court appointed lawyer is representing him.


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