The headless body of a woman of around 25 years —cut into eight pieces and packed in a plastic sack — was found near the Inderlok Metro station in north Delhi early on Saturday morning.
The police suspected that the woman was murdered somewhere else and her body was later dumped on the roadside near a park on the Inderlok-Bharat Nagar route.
A senior police officer said that the investigators were waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain whether the woman, who was found wearing only a green printed cotton kurta, was sexually abused before the murder.
“We found three tattoos on her right hand. We found ‘PJ’ tattooed on her right wrist while a sign ‘OM’ and ‘SR’ were tattooed on the back side of her right palm. The victim had a fair complexion. We did not find the victim’s head,” said the officer.
He said the body might have been dumped late on Friday night. Although it was discovered around 11.30am by a patrolling team, locals claimed that it was first spotted by a rag picker who had seen some stray dogs roaming around the bag.
“We are analysing the missing women complaints lodged across police stations in Delhi and the national capital region to establish the identity of the woman,” he said.
A case under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) has been registered against unknown persons at the Sarai Rohilla police station, the officer said, adding that the body had been kept at the mortuary of Subzi Mandi hospital for identification.