The Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the case of the woman with a peacock tattoo whose body was found stuffed in a bag outside New Delhi Railway Station on February 11.
Neetu Solanki, 29, a law graduate, was allegedly murdered by her ‘live-in’ partner, Raju Gahlot, following a fight. Gahlot is on the run but the police managed to arrest his cousin Naveen Shokeen who allegedly helped him commit the murder.
“Neetu is a resident of Uttam Nagar. We are hot on Raju’s trail,” said Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
Sources in the Delhi Police say Solanki was possibly part of an inter-state cheating racket and her murder was probably due to a fallout between gang members. Her family, however, has trashed the theory.
The family last spoke to Neetu on February 10, a day before her body was discovered. The software professional, who was in Singapore for a while, used to stay in touch with her family through webcam. “It was in November last year that she started calling from a Bangalore number. She was staying with Raju,” said Alka, her sister.
Raju had met Neetu’s family twice before she left for Singapore. "Gahlot had been calling Shokeen that’s how we zeroed on him," Chand said.