A 22-year-old girl was found murdered at a hotel in Shimla on Saturday, allegedly by a student of IIT Roorkee.
Shimla Superintendent of Police R M Sharma said Gaurav Verma, a third year student at IIT Roorkee, checked into the hotel along with a girl around 3 am. They had come from Delhi in a taxi.
When the two did not come out of room during the day, the hotel staff got suspicious and found the room locked from outside. The room was opened in the presence of the police and the girl found murdered while the boy was missing.
On examination, a team of the state forensic team said prima facie it seems the boy had consumed liquor and stabbed the girl to death.
The police contacted IIT Roorkee and boy's parents in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, for details about the boy. Sharma said he contacted Gonda's Superintendent of Police and requested him to arrest Verma. A Shimla Police team also left for Gonda to arrest the boy.
The dead girl is yet to be identified.