The body of a 22-year-old woman was found at her Jahangirpuri home in northwest Delhi on Sunday afternoon. Police said the woman had strangulation marks around her neck.
After initially suspecting her husband, the police shifted their probe to the landlord.
Police officials said they first questioned the woman’s husband, Rajkumar, as he was the one who had first seen his wife’s body and raised an alarm. During questioning, the police found that Rajkumar , who sells spices from a makeshift shop, was present at his shop at the time of his wife’s murder. He was let off after questioning.
The woman, Rinku, was married to Rajkumar for two years and they lived in a rented accommodation in C-block, Jahangirpuri. The couple has a 10-month-old child.
On Sunday morning, Rajkumar left for work, leaving behind his wife and the child in the home. In the afternoon, he returned home for lunch and found the main door open. Rajkumar went inside and found the house ransacked and his wife lying unconscious on the floor. Their baby was lying next to the body.
Rajkumar raised an alarm and informed neighbours about the matter. The police control room was informed about the matter. Many of their belongings were found missing from the almirah, said police.
A police team reached the crime scene and rushed Rinku to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead on admission. Doctors told police that there were strangulation marks around Rinku’s neck. A case of murder was registered at the Jahangirpuri police station.
The forensic team also reached the house and collected evidence from the crime scene. During the preliminary probe, the police found that there were signs of struggle in the room. Rinku also had scratches on her body. “We have registered a case and are probing it from murder and robbery angle,” the officer.
Investigators have not ruled out the role of the landlord.