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GANGTOK: Sensation prevails in West Sikkim following the killing of a 20-year-old girl allegedly by her 19-year-old ex-boyfriend in Maney Dara, near Tikjek under Geyzing sub-division on Monday evening.

Commenting on the murder, West Sikkim Superintendent of Police, Tashi Wangyal, said, “It appears that they had a relationship in the past which no longer exists now. It also appears that the boy wanted to get back in a relationship with the girl, but she refused. The boy was adamant on staying in a relationship with her. Later, he took out a knife and stabbed her multiple times on Monday.”

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The girl had recently finished her schooling and came to Geyzing to apply for college admission. The police arrested the accused on Monday night. The body will be taken to STNM Hospital in Gangtok to conduct a post-mortem.

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