The body of an unidentified woman, seemingly in her 20s, was found at the Millennium Park in southeast Delhi on Saturday, police said.
According to the preliminary investigation, the victim’s initial medical examination revealed that she had died after her throat was slit neatly with what seems to be a surgical tool.
“We received a call about the body lying in a pool of blood around 7 am on Saturday. The caller was a woman out jogging and was passing the area when a man informed her of the incident,” said a senior police officer from the investigation team.
According to police, that the woman had married recently was indicated by her bridal make-up and vermillion on her forehead.
“The woman, who has a round face and a wheatish complexion, was found clad in a pink saree and a black blouse. Lying beside her was a set of sarees carelessly strewn near the tracks. She was wearing a pair of cream-colored slippers on her feet and had bangles in both her hands,” said the officer.
The body is presently at the AIIMS mortuary where it will be preserved for three days till it is identified. A case of murder has been filed at the Sunlight Colony police station.
“Prima facie, it appears that the woman was brought to the city by someone on the pretext of marriage and subsequently murdered. As per forensic examination, it is highly probable that she was murdered on the spot. A post-mortem examination will be conducted only after the body is identified and the family has consented to the procedure. If not identified within 72 hours, the body will be disposed,” the officer said.