Delhi Police claimed to have solved the gruesome murder cases of two women whose mutilated bodies were found within a distance of 100 metres in south Delhi’s Munirka on November 18 and November 25.
A woman and her male associate were arrested from Delhi on Friday night by south district police teams in connection with the murders.
Two more accused, who are from Nepal, are still absconding. Other teams are camping in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, bordering Nepal, to nab the two Nepali nationals.
Joint commissioner of police (southeastern range) RP Upadhyay confirmed the arrests but refused to share other details related to their investigation. He, however, said that a sword and a knife that were used to kill the two women on November 16-17 night have been recovered at the instance of the arrested accused.
Upadhyay will make the names of the arrested during a press briefing that has been scheduled at 12.30pm at the Delhi Police headquarters.
Police sources said the two women were sex workers and residents of Delhi and they knew each other. Investigations have revealed that the women were killed by four people, including one who used to find clients for them, over a dispute about payments.
Upadhyay also clarified that the two Munirka murders have no links with four other murders reported at four police stations in south Delhi between November 30 and December 5.
“Except the two Munirka murders, none of the four other murders are linked to each other. They are standalone and unfortunate crimes committed by different people,” Upadhyay said.
On November 18, the mutilated body of a woman was discovered near the Baba Gang Nath temple at Munirka village. A passerby spotted the body dumped near a wall inside a white plastic bag that was covered with a black polythene bag.
A week later, the headless corpse of a woman— possibly in her mid-30s — with a tattoo of a leaf on the lower neck was pulled out of a sewer of a four-storey building in south Delhi’s Munirka. An initial probe indicated the body was dumped there almost a week before.
“We have solved the Amar Colony murder case where the hacked body of a woman was found on December 3. She was murdered by her live-in partner who has been arrested,” Upadhyay added.
A senior police officer said they have identified the woman whose body was found under a car at a parking lot in Pushp Vihar on November 30. The male victim of Sangam Vihar whose body was discovered on December 2 has also been identified but the accused in both the murders are missing, the officer added.
Only the woman whose body with her face battered and disfigured found in Sunlight Colony on December 5 is unidentified. A vagabond was caught in a compromising position with the body.