Local woman found murdered in Kashmir
A woman found stabbed to death on a houseboat in Kashmir has been named as 24-year-old Sarah Groves from Guernsey. A Dutch man, who was apparently also staying in the houseboat, has been arrested. Investigations so far have not shown that the two knew each other. The boat was on the picturesque Dal Lake in the city of Srinagar.
Local police say Sarah had been living there for two months. Her body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. The man under arrest has been namd as 43-year-old Dutch tourist, Richard De-Wit. He was found 75km from the houseboat.
Guerney Police made the following statement: "On the 6th April 2013,Guernsey Police received information via the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London that Sarah Elizabeth Groves, a twenty four year old local woman had been found dead on a houseboat in the Kashmir district of India. Miss Groves had been travelling in India.
Family members have been informed and it is requested that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. Guernsey Police are currently liasing with the relevant overseas authorities in order to establish further information."