Woman ‘stabbed’ by gym instructor in Noida, accused arrested

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A 29-year-old woman was stabbed numerous times with a kitchen knife allegedly by her friend at Mahadev Apartments in Noida’s Sector 73 late Tuesday night. The accused, 30-year-old gym instructor, Varun Goel, was arrested on Wednesday morning while the condition of the victim, identified as Madhvi, is stable.
Police said the incident took place around 1.30 am on Tuesday.
“As per the complaint submitted to police by the victim’s family, the accused forced his way into the house in Mahadev Apartments in Noida Sector 73. He stabbed her several times with a kitchen knife and assuming she had died, he left the flat. These are the initial allegations of the victim’s family in the complaint,” said Sandeep Singh, CO City-3rd, Gautam Budh Nagar police. Police said that the victim was taken to a local hospital in Noida and was later referred to the LNJP Hospital in Delhi. “She has sustained injuries on her torso and limbs.
Her condition is stable. She is no longer in the Intensive Care Unit. She has been kept under observation,” hospital sources said. The accused told police that the couple had an argument over marriage.
“Preliminary investigations reveal that the victim and the accused were living together. They had an argument about getting married. The victim seems to have asked Varun to speak to his family and get married. However, his family did not agree to their marriage.
The accused has said that there was a scuffle between the two following a heated argument but there are no injury marks on the accused… The accused has been arrested and we are conducting further inquiry into the case,” Singh said.
An FIR at Noida Sector 49 police station under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) has been registered.
Around 3.30 am on Wednesday, Bharat Gaurav Malviya was woken up by a call from the police informing him that his sister, 29-year-old Madhvi, has been stabbed at her flat in Noida Sector 73. At Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, Malviya recounts the events that allegedly unfolded on Tuesday night.
According to Malviya, Madhvi met Varun Goel at a gym in Noida around a year ago. While Madhvi works at a private company that deals with electronic devices, Pental Private Limited, in Noida Sector 63, Goel works as a gym instructor.
“She has been living at Mahadev Apartments for the last two years. I have never met Varun Goel. My sister separated from her husband over a year ago. These reports of her living with Varun are false,” Malviya says.
“She told me later that he had been wooing her for sometime and wanted to marry her…
He went to her flat around 8.30 pm where he stabbed her with a knife. He confined her for three hours,” he said. Malviya also alleged the accused had planned to burn her body. “Around 12:30 am, she managed to lock him in a room and inform police and people in the society,” he said.

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