Already burdened with many high-profile murder cases, a decomposed body found stuffed in a bag has returned to haunt to the Delhi Police again.
This time, according to sources, it is one of a 22-year-old woman of Nepali-origin recovered from a west Delhi flat. The house had been rented to a Nigerian businessman in February.
"From his passport, left in the custody of his landlord, we have identified the occupant as Innocent Nwayo from Nigeria. Nwayo had reached the Capital on October 31, 2010, and had travelled on a work visa with a validity of one year," said V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west).
According to police, the owner of the property, Gurudev Singh, had rented out the first floor of flat to Nwayo in February and had last seen him on May 5. It was Singh's sister, who stays on the ground floor, who led the police to her tenant's worst kept secret while investigating the source of an unbearably foul smell on Friday afternoon.
However, hours after the disturbing recovery, the police, which are already grappling with two similar cases, cited the body's decomposed state as a hurdle in identifying her.
The latest discovery of the corpse of the young woman, who is understood to have been stabbed at least 15 times, joins the ranks of two initially unidentified women.One of them was recovered from a tin box sent from a Delhi-based courier company on April 8 to Ajmer, and the other was that of Neetu Solanki whose body was recovered from a bag outside New Delhi Railway Station on February 11.
Despite months of what they claim to be 'painstaking investigations' into both incidents, the Delhi Police are far from getting to the bottom of either.
"It is totally incorrect to reflect the Neetu Solanki case in the category of unsolved cases…the co-accused has been arrested and efforts to nab the main accused, Raju Gehlot, are underway. The other case is being investigated by Rajasthan Police," said a senior officer.