Two days after Kaumudi Chaturvedi's body was found wrapped in a blanket at her flat in Saptarishi Apartments in Rohini Sector 23, investigators are yet to trace her husband Hemant Chaturvedi, the prime suspect, who has been missing since the incident.
Teams have been sent to Hemant's native place in Uttarakhand and his other possible hideouts but till late Wednesday night nothing had come up on him.
"We are also questioning Hemant's brothers - Umesh and Sisir - and other family members. Some friends and colleagues of the victim at Ryan International School were contacted to know if she had ever discussed her marital problems with them," said a senior police officer.
Police suspected Hemant's involvement because, according to them, there were differences between the couple due of their strained married life and that both were embroiled in an old court case. Also, he is missing since the incident came to light and his phone is also switched off.
Her family said hours before she was brutally murdered in her bedroom, she had spoken to her father on the phone and had told him that she had a surprise for him.
The overenthusiastic father, BP Nautiyal, insisted that she divulge the surprise over the phone. She told her father to come over to her flat on the coming weekend. But luck had something else in store for the family.
Asked if she had told them about any unusual episode that occurred during Hemant's stay with them, her brother said Hemant's activities in the house in the last two months were suspicious.
"He used to prepare tea for Kaumudi at odd hours of the night, even when she didn't like it. Also, he used to give milk to their son before going to bed. At least on three-four occasions, my sister and her son told us that the tea and milk tasted different," he said.
Her brother added that for the past six months, Hemant would come to the house only to sleep at night.
He used to have his breakfast, lunch and dinner with his family at their house in Pitampura.