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GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Police today arrested one Govind Singhal, his mother and sister in connection with the alleged rape and murder of Shweta Agarwal, a B Com final year student of KC Das Commerce College, even as multiple theories emerge surrounding the circumstances leading to her death.

Shweta�s charred body was recovered from the lavatory of the house of Govind Singhal at Santipur area on Monday.

Although the accused claim it to be a case of suicide, family members of the deceased have alleged foul play and gone on to state that Shweta was kidnapped, raped and subsequently murdered.

On being produced before the Court here, the trio was remanded to five days� police custody.

Both Govind and Shweta were interns in the same Guwahati-based chartered accountant firm.

Police said that prime facie it appears to be a case of murder, although the exact cause of the death would be ascertained only after the arrival of the autopsy report.

�Preliminary questioning revealed that an altercation had taken place in the house of the Singhal family. We are trying to corroborate the statements further,� police said, adding that the materials like kerosene, matchbox and blood stains found at the spot have been sent for examination.

There are also theories doing rounds about the deceased and Govind being in a romantic relationship and the relationship getting strained in the last few months for some reason.

Meanwhile, a protest programme was staged in front of the KC Das Commerce College demanding punitive action against the culprits. The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) also demanded an inquiry into the incident and stringent action against the guilty.

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Three held over girl student�s death

GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Police today arrested one Govind Singhal, his mother and sister in connection with the alleged rape and murder of Shweta Agarwal, a B Com final year student of KC Das Commerce College, even as multiple theories emerge surrounding the circumstances leading to her death.

Shweta�s charred body was recovered from the lavatory of the house of Govind Singhal at Santipur area on Monday.

Although the accused claim it to be a case of suicide, family members of the deceased have alleged foul play and gone on to state that Shweta was kidnapped, raped and subsequently murdered.

On being produced before the Court here, the trio was remanded to five days� police custody.

Both Govind and Shweta were interns in the same Guwahati-based chartered accountant firm.

Police said that prime facie it appears to be a case of murder, although the exact cause of the death would be ascertained only after the arrival of the autopsy report.

�Preliminary questioning revealed that an altercation had taken place in the house of the Singhal family. We are trying to corroborate the statements further,� police said, adding that the materials like kerosene, matchbox and blood stains found at the spot have been sent for examination.

There are also theories doing rounds about the deceased and Govind being in a romantic relationship and the relationship getting strained in the last few months for some reason.

Meanwhile, a protest programme was staged in front of the KC Das Commerce College demanding punitive action against the culprits. The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) also demanded an inquiry into the incident and stringent action against the guilty.

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