The Nelson Mandela Marg, infamous for being one of the most unsafe stretches in the Capital, is back in news and again for all the wrong reasons.
This time, a highly decomposed body parts, suspected to be of a woman, were found in its ridge area, nearly 100m from the Vasant Vihar police station.
Police said they have found marks of nail paint on the foot, which suggest it’s a woman. The unidentified body was being dragged by animals when the incident was reported to the police by locals.
“Highly putrefied, nearly skeletal remains were found in a drain in Vasant Vihar. We haven’t found anything else from the spot. It appears the as yet unidentified body was dragged apart by animals,” Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south) said. “The body’s fleshy parts have been eaten by animals. We have preserved it for postmortem,” she added.
Police said a passerby informed them when he saw parts of a body being dragged by animals. A police team rushed to the spot and the search was intensified to recover the body’s remaining parts.
“The remaining parts were recovered from a nearby drain. Initial investigations suggest that the body was chopped into pieces as only the torso and one of the legs were found,” said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.
Eyewitnesses said foul smell had been emanating from the area since the past two days but the police did not pay any heed. “There was nothing left. The remaining parts were badly decomposed and the whole area was stinking,” said Ram Avtar, a resident of Munirka village.
No case has been registered so far as the police are waiting for the body to be identified.
“It could be a case of murder or suicide. We have preserved the body and have asked for details of missing person reports from nearby police stations," the officer said. The remaining parts will be sent for post-mortem examination after identification.