A British woman found murdered on a houseboat in India has been named as 24-year-old Sarah Groves from Guernsey.
The tourist was stabbed to death and discovered lying in a pool of blood inside her rented accommodation on the Dal Lake in Kashmir early this morning.
A Dutch national, named by police as 43-year-old Richard de Wit, who is believed to have been staying in the apartment, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
A second man, the son of the owner of the houseboat where she was staying, is also helping police with their inquiries.
‘The woman had multiple stab wounds all over her body and we found a knife next to her,’ said police officer Afadul Mujtaba.
He said the victim’s body was sent for medical examination to determine whether she was sexually assaulted before being killed.
Abdul Ghani Mir, the Inspector General of Kashmir, told NDTV in India the man was arrested attempting to flee the area with only his passport.
‘The Dutch national had fled from the houseboat in the night, leaving behind his belongings,’ he said.
‘He was trying to flee from the valley, carrying only his passport. We flashed an alert for his arrest.’
The owner of the houseboat said Ms Groves had been staying there for the past two months and was like a ‘daughter’ to him.
Police said they have informed the victim’s family and the British High Commission in New Delhi about the incident.
The Foreign Office said it was aware of the death of a British national and was providing consular assistance to the victim’s family.
Eleven children have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, officials and witnesses say.
At least one woman was reportedly killed and a further six are believed to have been injured in the incident in Shigal district, Kunar province.
Nato confirmed that "fire support" was used in Shigal after a US civilian adviser died in a militant attack, but said it had no reports of deaths.
Five men were arrested by members of the AVI and the Ministry of Public Security of the State, who confessed after interrogation murders of at least 30 women.
Detainees were dentificados as Emiliano Campos and Alberto Gomez "The Fifty" Absalom Medina Acosta "The chubby, Fernando Martínez Arroyo" The Chiquis "Ana Patricia Ramirez Alvarado l9 years, and the child Jesus Ramirez Lopez" The Duende " who at the age of l6 rare, confessed to participating in the execution of 30 women in the state of Veracruz.
After being arrested by shock, they seized several large caliber weapons as "goat horns" and AR-15 machine guns and several cells to review images of two women who were found tortured seemed dead.
One was found dead in the community of Alta Loma, September 2 this year, identified as Natividad Basilia Madrigal, l8 years and the second was found dead on Sept. 5, inside the Rancho La Soledad the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, Veracruz, and was recognized as Mary of the Angels Roman Avila, 29 years old.
Ana Patricia Ramirez, who also participated in the torture and execution of the two women mentioned above, note that:
Jesus Ramirez Lopez "El Duende" shamelessly admitted having participated in the torture and murder of Madrigal and Basilia the Nativity of Mary of the Angels Roman Avila and 28 other women in the state of Veracruz.
The five criminals were interned in San Andres Tuxtla Cereso being available to the common law authorities for the deaths of two women and the provision of federal authorities for possession of firearms for use by the army.
With the capture of the five femicidal police authorities have managed to bring a blow to organized crime, as well as give some assurance to local women as they lived in terror.