Cops use Orkut to track murderer

Mumbai: "A caring and loving guy, amazing, awesome and friendly" - these were the words Kaushambi Layek used to describe the man who police say killed her in cold blood.

Twenty-four-year-old Manish Thakur, a naval officer based in Goa, has now been arrested for allegedly shooting Kaushambi, his girlfriend, in Hotel Sun-n-Sheel in Andheri.

Mumbai Police say Thakur's profile on Orkut, the social networking site, helped them zero in on him.

Kaushambi and Manish went to the same school in Jharkhand and were reportedly dating each other since school days. Kaushambi then moved to Mumbai for a job, and Thakur used to come down from Goa often to visit her.

Kaushambi's family is distraught and are alleging blackmail.

Meanwhile, well wishers are pouring in onto Kaushambi's site on Orkut to offer their condolences, even as the Naval authorities in Goa are handing Manish over to the Mumbai police for further investigation.

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