Delhi: Body of unidentified woman found in a bag in e-rickshaw

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2016 11:28 IST

The body of an unidentified woman was found stuffed inside a bag in an e-rickshaw in east Delhi on Wednesday. According to the police, a constable on patrolling duty in Mayur Vihar noticed an unclaimed bag and alerted officials.

Sources said that preliminary findings suggested the woman was strangulated. As the body had started to decompose, it is suspected that she was killed at least a day ago. The victim was found wearing a kurta and a pair of jeans. A murder case has been registered.

The driver of the e-rickshaw in which the bag was found told police that a man from a nearby apartment had asked him to transport the bag to the metro station. The man was to collect the bag at the station but he never showed.

The body is yet to be identified as no documents were found in her person.

Police said that there is a visible dry mark on her neck which may or may not be an injury mark. “It appears to be a birth mark but can also be an injury mark. We have contacted police stations across districts and sought details of women who went missing in the past week. The birth mark may help us establish her identity,” the police said.

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