A court here has framed charges of murder and tampering with the evidence against an accused in the murder of a 19-year-old Manipuri girl at Munirka here nine months ago.

Ramchamphy Hongray was strangled and her body set afire allegedly by her neighbour Pushpam Kumar Sinha on October 24, 2009. The accused was pursuing his doctorate in wave mechanics from a premier institution. Investigations revealed that he allegedly murdered the victim as she had been rejecting his advances towards her.