The body of a woman in her mid-30s was recovered Saturday morning near Vasant Kunj area in south Delhi with the police suspecting that she was raped before being killed.
A passerby spotted the body in some bushes near the Ghitorni metro station around 8.30am. A police official said the woman’s nude body, which had several injury marks, was found with the hands and legs tied. Police believe she was sexually assaulted with a wooden plank, bits of which were recovered from the crime spot.
The woman, a native of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, had left home Friday around 9:30am but when she didn’t return till late evening her husband filed a missing complaint.
The victim lived with her husband and three children in Fatehpur Beri, 10km southeast of Ghitorni. “The woman was working at a stitching unit. We are investigating how she came here from Fatehpur Beri,” said an investigating officer.
Special Commissioner of Police (law & order) Deepak Mishra said teams had been formed to probe the case, “We’ve registered a murder case and are awaiting the post-mortem report.”