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Woman's body found in IRS officer's Noida apartment; family suspects foul play

According to Ms. Gautam's family, Saurabh Meena and Shilpa Gautam had been dating for the previous three years.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 27th 2024 03:36 PM
Woman's body found in IRS officer's Noida apartment; family suspects foul play

Woman's body found in IRS officer's Noida apartment; family suspects foul play

PTC News Desk: Saurabh Meena, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, was detained in relation to the suicide of a woman whose body was found in his posh Noida flat hanging from a noose. Residents of the upscale Lotus Boulevard apartment building in Sector 100 in Noida were taken aback on Saturday afternoon when police officers raced to Tower 8 of the complex.

When they got to Saurabh's apartment, they discovered that in one of the rooms, Shilpa Gautam's body—a human resources representative at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)—was hanging from a cotton rope.


According to Ms. Gautam's family, Shilpa and Saurabh had been dating for the previous three years. According to reports, they connected via a dating app, and their romance quickly took off. OP Gautam, Shilpa's father, has accused Saurabh of lying and abusing his physical power. According to Gautam, the IRS official had promised to marry Shilpa but had broken his word, which resulted in disagreements and alleged physical attacks. 

While Saurabh did meet Shilpa via a dating app, he clarified that it was three months ago rather than three years ago as Shilpa's family had claimed.

OP Gautam took a step further in his statement to the Sector-39 police, charging Saurabh with killing his daughter. He claimed Saurabh continuously harassed Shilpa after luring her in with false promises of marriage. After filing a report, the police took Saurabh into custody.

As to the statement made by Manish Kumar Mishra, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in Noida, Saurabh was brought before a court by the police and then placed under judicial custody. Mr. Mishra said, "Every aspect of the case is being investigated meticulously."

To find out the precise cause of death, the police are awaiting the post-mortem report. In the interim, they are also closely examining the two people's cell phones and reviewing CCTV footage from the community to piece together the series of events that culminated in Shilpa's demise.

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- With inputs from agencies

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