Udupi, Oct 26: A married man, who had disappeared after getting a critically ill girl admitted to a private hospital, has been arrested by the police after she breathed her lost without responding to any treatment.
The police took more than a day to trace Prashant Kundar, who reportedly had a live-in relationship with the deceased girl, identified as Rakshita.
Rakshita’s condition was critical when Prashant took her to hospital on October 24. She breathed her last after sometime. Prashant had disappeared when doctors pronounced her dead.
Following this, Rakshita’s parents had lodged a complaint with local police suspecting foul play in Rakshita’s death. It is learnt that Rakshita was drunk when she was taken to hospital.
According to sources, Prashant and Rakshita were living in a rented house in Udupi’s Ambagilu. However, Prashant was already married to another woman. It is learnt that after coming to know about Prashant’s relationship with Rakshita, his wife had threatened her over phone.
Police have registered a case and launched an investigation. The reason for girl’s death will be known only after the submission of autopsy report, said a police officer.