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Dutch tourist arrested for raping, murdering British woman in Srinagar

by FP Staff  Apr 6, 2013 10:15 IST

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A British woman tourist was found dead inside a houseboat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar on Saturday, allegedly murdered by a Dutch tourist who was staying in a separate room in the houseboat, CNN IBN reported this morning.


Dutch tourist Davit Rechord (43), who was staying in another room of the houseboat, has been arrested when he tried to flee the Valley at Qazigund

The 24-year-old Sara Elizabeth was found in a pool of blood inside her room in the houseboat.

The suspect was arrested near Banihal tunnel, 100 Km from Srinagar, this morning while he was reportedly trying to flee. The police have registered a case of murder against the foreign tourist. They suspect that the victim might be raped before being killed as her clothes were torn.

A team of FSL experts is at the spot and the body of the woman has been sent for postmortem