Mumbai woman found dead in south Delhi flat, police suspect suicide

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: May 26, 2016 10:05 IST

NEW DELHI: The decomposed body of a 30-year-old woman was found at her one-bedroom apartment in south Delhi’s Govindpuri area on Wednesday morning.

Nazia, who hails from Mumbai, worked at a private company in Delhi and had been staying in the flat for five years, police said. Her room was reportedly locked from inside and there was no sign of forced entry or exit.

The landlord informed the police when foul smell emanated from her flat. “Her room was locked from inside. Another door at the staircase leading to her room was locked. We had to break open the doors. The woman was lying on the floor. Since the body was decomposed, no injury marks could be seen,” a senior police officer said.

The body has been sent for postmortem examination and her family members were informed. The police suspect it could be suicide.

“The cause and time of death will be known after the autopsy is out. It appears the woman died 72 hours before the body was found. We are waiting for the report after which a case will be registered,” a police officer said.

“Since the door was locked from inside, it does not appear to be a case of murder. There is no window. We have lifted fingerprints. Investigation is on,” a police officer said.

The landlord told the police that a man who used to visit Nazia often had stopped coming and she used to remain upset. The police will record the statements of her family and friends.

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