Chills went down the spines of early morning passengers at the New Delhi Railway Station on Friday when the body of an unidentified woman was found stuffed in a travel bag.
According to the police, a 22-year-old woman's body had been stuffed into the bag and the dumped right in the middle of the station's autorickshaw parking. The woman was wearing a black sweater and printed trousers and had a peacock tattooed on the right side of her abdomen.
The incident came to light at 7:15am when a passenger, who had alighted from an autorickshaw, saw blood oozing out of the travel bag. He got suspicious and immediately made a call to the PCR and a team of cops was rushed to the station.
"The woman had injury marks on different parts of the body and her hands were found tied with a nylon rope. Her throat was slit and she died of excessive bleeding," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media. The girl is fair complexioned and her height is 5'2''. "It is yet not clear whether she was raped as her post-mortem examination is yet to be conducted," the police officer added.
The police have also questioned the porters and other people in the area. "We got a few conflicting versions of the incident. However, we have been able to ascertain
that two people came to the railway station carrying the bag and dumped it there. We are now trying to get the sketches of the two made," added the officer.
A full-length photograph of the victim was also found from the bag, the police added.
A hue-and-cry notice to all police stations of the city has been issued and they have also been faxed the photograph of the deceased.
The police is now examining the CCTV footage obtained from the station for more clues.
"It seems to be a carefully planned murder. We are examining some evidence but no breakthrough has been made so far," said BS Gurjar Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways).