19-year-old Indian woman was tragically murdered in her home, reportedly with a knife. A 23-year-old individual has been arrested in connection with the suspicion of her murder. The victim has been identified as Mahak Sharma, who had recently arrived in Britain.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening in a rented house in Croydon, South London, where the 19-year-old Indian woman was fatally stabbed. Following the incident, the police arrived at the scene and took the suspect, Shaile Sharma, into custody. Mahak was found in critical condition at the scene, with a head injury, and was rushed to the hospital.
The police have stated that the man and woman were known to each other, and no further search for other suspects related to the official investigation is being conducted. The police are currently working to determine the connection between the accused and the victim.
The accused, Shaile Sharma, was apprehended from the crime scene in Croydon’s Ash Tree Way on Sunday and is scheduled to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday). The Metropolitan Police have informed Mahak’s family about the case, and a post-mortem examination of her body will be conducted today.
Neighbors, during conversations with local newspapers, mentioned that it was a commotion between the couple that led to the police forcibly entering the house where the murder occurred. The police spokesperson has indicated that no additional searches for suspects are underway, and forensic teams are collecting evidence to uncover the motive behind the murder.