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Delhi: Live-in partner suspect in murder of woman security guard in Inderpuri

The woman, a native of Siliguri in West Bengal, was sharing the room with Vinod. She was posted as a security guard. Her landlord found her semi-nude body in the house. Investigating officials said there was no ransacking and there was no forced entry

delhi Updated: Aug 08, 2017 23:55 IST
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A woman security guard was found murdered in her house in west Delhi’s Inderpuri on Tuesday morning. The police suspect the victim’s live-in partner to be involved in the crime.
A woman security guard was found murdered in her house in west Delhi’s Inderpuri on Tuesday morning. The police suspect the victim’s live-in partner to be involved in the crime.(HT Photo)

A woman security guard was found murdered in her house in west Delhi on Tuesday morning. At around 6.30 am on Tuesday, the police control room received a call from a man in Inderpuri about the death of his tenant, a 25-year-old woman.

The woman’s landlord told the police that he decided to check on the woman because she had not answered her cell phone for the past two days. The man told the police that at around 6.24 am, when he entered her house she was alone. The woman’s live-in partner, Vinod, was not home. The semi-nude body of the woman was lying on the ground, with the main door ajar and her clothes thrown beside her body.

Investigating officials said there was no ransacking and there was no forced entry, suggesting the killer was known to the woman. Police suspect she was sexually assaulted but are awaiting post-mortem report.

DCP West Vijay Kumar said the woman may have been smothered to death. Kumar said there were no external injuries on her body.

The woman, a native of Siliguri in West Bengal, was sharing the room with Vinod. She was posted as a security guard. When police contacted Vinod, he initially took their calls but claimed that he was in Rae Barelli at his sister’s house for the last two days. Vinod told the officials that he had come to his village for Rakshabandhan. A senior officer said that Vinod has been asked to come to Delhi and join investigation. Till late Tuesday night, his phone was switched off and he had not reached Delhi.

Investigation revealed the woman, who had three kids from her first marriage had filed for divorce. She was living with Vinod for the last two years. “We suspect that one of her clothes was used to smother or strangulate her while she was asleep. We are questioning all neighbours to know more about the couple. Apart from that we are also monitoring Vinod’s activities,” said an officer.