U.K. woman stabbed to death in Kashmir

AFP-JIJI

A young British woman holidaying in Indian Kashmir was found dead in a pool of blood on a houseboat Saturday, police said after arresting a Dutchman on suspicion of her murder.

The 43-year-old Dutch national was taken into custody as he tried to flee the scenic Kashmir Valley in the foothills of the Himalayas, police Super- intendent Tahir Sajjad said.

The attacker broke the latch on the cabin door of the 24-year-old British tourist’s boat. She had been staying in the houseboat on picturesque Dal Lake, in the Indian Kashmir city of Srinagar, for two months, police said.